Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Life minus

Ever wondered what it's like to be married to an opera singer? It's a lot like being married to a gorgeous woman with a beautiful laugh. Of course, AC would fit that description regardless...

Now imagine she took a job on an oil rig for a few weeks. She's out of reach and working a weird schedule. She working with a bunch of talented men and women who at the very least can be described as personalities and many of whom could make a sailor blush or a drag queen cry.

If you're lucky you've gotten good at telling "what's going on in life" into phone conversations that you fit in on the drive to work, a rehearsal break, or before bed or maybe some instant messaging in the evening. Most of important stuff makes it through and you find yourself starting to make a mental laundry list of things to tell between calls. You never remember them all... but you never forget, "I miss you babe."

5 comments:

ACB said...

What a thing to read first thing in the morning! (sniff sniff)

I miss you, too.

Anonymous said...

Damn, that made me cry.
-L

Ariadne said...

I really like Erik's posts. It's really cool reading about the home front ... ("Please, sir, could we have some more?")

ps Do you ever get to travel to where she's performing?

Erik said...

I travel as much as possible, but not as much as I would like. I will be attending the 2 NYC passion performances coming up. It's the long ones that are tough. Like last summer, I spent a little over 3 weeks total in Santa Fe, but that still left 9 weeks apart!

Ariadne said...

That must be really challenging, for both of you. (But it seems that your relationship remains strong and happy, that all the work is really worth it.)

Very glad for both of you!

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