Passport: An Expat's Diary
Soon it will be time to give up my passport and get a new one. No big deal, right?
Wrong. It’s a big deal for me. I know it’s only a small book with a lot of pages and stamps and my country of origin embossed on the front, but that small little book represents far more than a history of border crossings.
You Haven't Worked A Hard Day In Your Life
“You haven’t worked a hard day in your life”. A friend and strong supporter of the arts recently stated this to me, and the candor this individual had about my work ethic took me by surprise, mostly because I had assumed that this person knew the rigors of my profession (pit musician). While I smiled and laughed at the comment with the necessary grace and humility that was required of the situation, it did make me consider this persistent cultural idea that musicians and theatre artists do not “work”.