I work here!Something I never thought I'd see:
What is it they say about the first step of any journey being the hardest?
That is definitely true of this bridge! I did ok today, after a shaky first half hour or so. My YLT is very dependable and sure, and he makes me feel very safe! We're having a wonderful time, playing on our bridge and making up all kinds of backstory for our characters - anything to keep my mind off of the pounding heart, sweaty hands, and shaky knees!
That's Maestro Levine, way way way down there!
Oddly enough (or not odd at all), I don't have any fear when I'm looking down at him while singing. He, the conductor, exists in a different world, almost, from my fear of heights. As does my character, and my YLT, and, I suppose, the bridge itself. Through "the magic of theater," my fear can disappear when I'm up there, if I give my self over to it (the magic, not the fear).
I'll play around with that idea tomorrow... Also tomorrow, I'll get a picture of Gabriel, the sweet Met donkey! (Sans poop, hopefully.)
**UPDATE 4/10** Sorry, guys, but I had to take down the two pics I took from stage. (I should have checked the rules first!) So, you'll have to use your imagination and take my word for the fact that the bridge is very, VERY high and the Mo. Levine looks very, VERY small from my vantage point! Today's rehearsal was much easier, but I still had a few leaps o' the heart. Tomorrow - costumes, wigs, makeup... and orchestra!!