6:36 pm. I’ve spent the last 3 days looking for this one line that I recorded 5 years ago for The Show About the Show. Today, after exhaustively combing through all of the footage yet again, I finally gave up, resigning myself to the idea that the footage has been irretrievably lost. This freed me up to take a different approach to the problem. Ivica and I came up with a much better solution than finding the footage would have provided, and I was reminded once again that everything in life that seems bad is actually good.
9:13 pm. Long talk with Hayley about the practical exigencies of trying to write and cast and stage Ulysses before June 16th. She was encouraging, which surprises but reassures me since she seems a lot more grounded than I am. I’m scared but excited. Am I out of my mind? Definitely. I guess I’ll just keep trying but I’m noticing myself being paralyzed by fear.