"We shall not cease from exploration / And the end of all our exploring / Will be to arrive where we started / And know the place for the first time." --T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets In a paradoxical way it seems that as the run goes on I know the play less and less. I prepare, I go through my pre-show rituals, I get myself whatever I need to Be Here Now. And then I start to wonder if I have any idea how to play this scene. And then I walk out and do it anyway.
Of course, I should be so lucky as to perform every scene from Beginner's Mind. But it's actually a really freeing concept... it can never be Right; there is no such thing as Right. There's just honest. And who among us really knows what we're doing at Life, either?