Tuesday February 16 2016

DEJA's Wall Show at MOCA (taken by Glenn Woodell)[i]

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Anxiety dreams with DEJA setting up at the MOCA for The Wall show.

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Waking up at 10:30 a.m.

Making breakfast for Ana and I: Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Maca Powder, Maple Syrup, Strawberries, Blueberries, and Kefir. Yerba Mate Tea.

Ana and I head to the Great Neck Rec for an afternoon workout.

Back home. Sharing a Navel Orange. I make myself a Vega Protein Shake and a Grilled PB&J.

Gotta get to the MOCA art museum by 3 p.m. so that DEJA can do a run through of the set before the big show tonight. Of course, we're still dealing with last minute technical problems. Drew's computer that's supposed to be playing the movie is freezing up during segments. I run back home and snag my laptop so we can set it up on there. Everything's finally coming together piece by piece. Our nerves are high but so are our spirits. The theater room fills out quickly – not an empty seat in sight. I'm responsible for the very first note: an oboe melody in the key of C. And from there it all goes smoothly right up until the end where everyone shouts, "TEAR DOWN THE WALL!" over and over again.

Backstage before The Wall (Feb 16 2016) (1)

Backstage before The Wall (Feb 16 2016) (2)

End of the Wall Show at MOCA (Feb 16 2016)

Standing ovation after the last explosion. Mingling with people out in the lobby. Mike Gombas, Steven, and a couple other friends show up. Enjoying a big Chicken, Kimchi, Cucumber, and Rice Burrito I bought from a Korean food truck earlier. It's a big relief to finally be done with this show that we rehearsed over the past three months. It was worth all the work we put into it.

Back home. Will's been a busy little bee – installing a new adjustable shelf in the dining room and tweaking small things around the house.

"I declare this day Williams Day!" Ana declares.

Enjoying a Cookie.

Helping Will rearrange things.

Sleep 2 a.m.

[i] Image by Glenn Woodell – other images by me.

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