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Friday, April 13, 2018
Said Good-bye To Lana Today
This morning I made the decision to put Lana to sleep. It was painful and difficult. I realized that if my mother had been in the shape that Lana is in, and the doctors were keeping her alive, I would be furious. Reframing the situation made me realize that prolonging Lana's suffering was not the kind thing to do. I had to face the truth. The vet agreed with me. He was so gentle with her.
The grief has made me feel sick, but I am plugging away at my work and chores. Knitting helps. It's excellent therapy. Lula's company is also very comforting. She is such a sweet and loyal dog. She has been extremely sensitive and caring. I plan to take her for a hike later on this afternoon.
I've been working on the edits for my second article for Dance Magazine. It's exciting to be part of such an excellent publication. I hadn't realized how much I miss working with people from New York, and the interaction with other dancers. It gives me a wonderful lift. I've always enjoyed being part of something bigger than myself.
I may have an exciting interview coming up. (with a very talented and accomplished Broadway star.) I went out on a limb and contacted her. I was delighted to hear that she is very interested; I am just waiting to see if we get approval from her creative team. It really gives me such a charge to talk with artists who have achieved such greatness. I have been incredibly fortunate in my career. Learning from the masters and performing with the stars has been thrilling. Sometimes I feel like I need to pinch myself!
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