The prompt this week from the WordPress Daily Post is THREES.
Threes meaning: “three-picture stories.” Meaning, narrative.
QED, self thinks. After all, self has often thought that most of her pictures function better as a sequence. Each photo like a still of a silent film.
But when she finally sat down this afternoon to select her three-picture sequence, she ended up choosing three pictures she took of a site (the Bruns Amphitheater in Orinda) that don’t seem to tell much of a story. Shrug. Self will keep posting. Even when she’s in Seattle, attending the AWP annual conference for the first time in something like six years.
Below are pictures she took last summer, when she indulged in two Cal Shakes performances: Romeo and Juliet, on her birthday, with son and The Man and Jessika and Pepe and a small group of son’s high school classmates (Self still finds it hard to believe that Margarita Donnelly, who ended up publishing self’s first book, Ginseng and Other Tales From Manila, was a graduate of that same school, Sacred Heart in Atherton, CA. Back when it used to be an all-girls school!)
She saw another Cal Shakes production in August, this time with just one other person, Jessika Remolona (who’s expecting a baby this June! Woot Woot!): Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan. Jessika and self brought enough bottles of wine to carry us through almost three hours (They let you take the wine inside the theater. You can actually drink during the performance. Which makes self feel like she is in the Golden Globes or something)
Self loves Shakespeare. She loves Shakespeare outside.
After she saw her first Cal Shakes play (Romeo and Juliet with Adam Scott playing Romeo. Adam Scott) she could never watch Shakespeare in any other guise than outdoors. In the summer. With a bottle of wine.
Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.