… we close Four Quartets! I blink my eyes and…we’re done—for now.
What a ride! What a joy! What a privilege! To have said those words and to have taken that journey night after night. I’ve learned so much in the course of this run: lessons theatrical, lessons poetical, lessons personal and spiritual. And I have accomplished what I set out to achieve months—years!—back when I first steered toward public performance. For example, there is no doubt that in the course of this work I have come to understand the poem in a deeper, richer way (while recognizing that there is (so much) more to learn and to understand).
But, hey, not so fast: I still have one more performance to give in this run!
And I plan to continue jotting my notes and thoughts here concerning Eliot and Four Quartets, beginning with my After Action Report once we conclude.
Until then I’ll continue “… bailing, / Setting and hauling…”