“How kind the moon is. Look, maman, she’s following us home.”*

In Artists, Circus, Dance, Drafts, Film, Fun, Games, Hautvoir, Music, Revision, Sanford Meisner, Sundays, Titles on November 22, 2015 at 9:28 am

Charlie Chaplin kissed me. Oui, Monsieur, Oui, Madame. (I write this down before all the magic gets abraded in full sunlight). He kissed me, swept me up in his arms and we danced – the step, something between a fast waltz and a slow polka. Charlie wore his hair long – a white mane flying back as we danced. Then we moved on to the main order of business i.e. determining the stage area.

An invisible stage it was. We (Charlie, myself and a third short person who landed in the dream straight from the ongoing draft) would perform in an open space with a wooden platform. We had to establish the boundaries of an imaginary circle that would move with us as we scampered and played. The audience would surround the playing area.

Voilà. In the dream, this happened right after a disastrous audition by a woman who wanted me to hire her as a stand-up therapist for old people. She’d followed a certification program (the dream is already fading in the light of day, so I forget the name of the program – something brief, a three or four-letter acronym maybe).

More to report?  This will do for starters. I’m not fully settled on titles for Part 3 and Part 4 of the draft yet. At least one scene to add to Part 4. Other changes too no doubt.

But even if only once in her life, and even if only in a dream: a girl gets a kiss, a dance and a chance to play with Charlie Chaplin, she picks up and carries on from there, yes?

* little girl, looking out the car window on a chilly, chilly day with the moon out in full daylight


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