Let’s face it, my dear readers (with dear faces), facing my life experiences through this daily blog of 881 posts has helped me face a lot, over the last 29 months.
On the face of it, I like numbers. I find that knowing numbers often helps me face things.
Here are some numbers that would help me face the near future:
- The number of faces who will be looking at me during my conference workshop on my therapy groups, in 6 days,
- The number of workshop packets I need to make over the next 5 days (equal to or greater than the number in #1, above),
- Numbers regarding the therapy groups I’ve been doing, over the last 43 months, that will put impressed or otherwise positive faces on that unknown number of workshop participants (see #1, above).
- Figuring out how to get more than 5 hours of sleep a night, so I can face each day with a well-rested face.
Here are some numbers I faced over this past weekend:
- My #1 son (and only child), Aaron, faced 3 audiences of many faces over the last 2 days, in the 1-act play he wrote and directed with 1 other person (his close friend Cameron) and which he also acted in, with 9 other people.
- My happy face saw all 3 performances.
- After the performances, I faced more than 30 smiling faces telling Aaron how much they loved the play.
- Let’s face it, I also loved the play, to the nth degree.
- Aaron and Cameron’s 1-act play included way more than these 7 plot elements: (1) Aaron’s High School Economics textbook, (2) the economist who wrote that textbook, N. Gregory Mankiw (whom Aaron invited to attend, with 1 email), (3) Satan (played by 1 of Aaron’s closest friends Clark), (4) God, (5) at least 3 levels of economics, (6) 1 large nuclear warhead hidden under 1 brown cloth and (7) 1 giant abacus (which is an ancient counting device).
- At least 8 people I love saw Aaron’s play, including my 1 sister, my sister’s spouse Linda, my childhood friend Barbara, my ex-sister-in-law Deborah, Deborah’s daughter Laura, Laura’s daughter Victoria, Aaron’s father Leon, and — last but not least — my boyfriend Michael.
- Before I saw 2 performances of 6 1-act plays yesterday, my #1 hair stylist, Mia, gave me 1 awesome haircut and 1 purple hair extension.
Here are 27 photos from yesterday:
I have 1 more story to tell you, today, about faces and numbers.
Yesterday, while I was taking 20 of the photos shown in this post, the doorbell rang 1 time, where Aaron, Michael and I live. Aaron, who had been in the 1st performance of his play the night before, decided to answer it.
Aaron found a family of 4 — 1 mother, 1 father, and 2 children approximately 11 or 12 years old — at our door. They gave Aaron 2 pamphlets:
About 2 minutes into Aaron’s conversation with this family of 4, he realized he was still wearing most of his makeup from the 1st night’s performance of his 1-act play. Here’s 1 photo of that makeup (shown in this blog for the 2nd time):
What would be your 1st guess about what happened during Aaron’s conversation with 4 Jehovah’s Witnesses, with 1 cross on his forehead and tears of blood running from his 2 eyes?
According to my #1 son, all 5 people spent 5 minutes with each other ….
… and not 1 person said 1 word about Aaron’s face.
What number of words might you say about THAT (or anything else in this post)?
1 more thing to face here: A musical number.
That’s “God Bless the Child,” performed live by Blood, Sweat and Tears for 7 minutes and 53 seconds (with over 300,000 views on YouTube).
Countless thanks to the large numbers of faces — especially Aaron’s — that helped me create today’s post. And a huge number of thanks to you — of course! — for spending n minutes of your precious time with me, here and now.