Day 2398: I have the right

I have the right to share these opening lines from an email I got from the Edinburgh Free Fringe organizers:

Some of you think you are woefully under-prepared. Some of you think you’ve got it in the bag. Some of you might be right, but I can’t say which.

I have the right to  think I am woefully under-prepared for my Free Fringe Show  (Group “Therapy” with Ann) AND that I’ve got it in the bag,  all in the space of one day.

I have the right to be thinking about rights, here and now, since in yesterday’s two Coping and Healing groups we took turns choosing from The Bowl of Rights:




I have the right to appreciate all the personal rights that were chosen in yesterday’s group, including the two pictured above.  I don’t know if it’s right to use The Bowl of Rights in my Edinburgh Fringe show, but if I do, it’s only right that I use a better bowl.

I have the right to share my other photos from yesterday.






I had the right yesterday to dub the white board in the group room “B.O.I”. — which stands for Board Of Importance. I’m not going to have a Board of Importance in Edinburgh to list the important themes that get shared during my show, which may or may not contribute to whether my show will fail or succeed.

I have the right to share these other important words from that Free Fringe email:

We all get different things out of the fringe, but if you’re looking to get rich or famous you will be disappointed. The best way to approach it is as an experience. If you treat your co-performers and your venue with respect, you will have it returned, and consequently enjoy that experience more.

I have the right to all my feelings (including excitement, disappointment, fear,  hope, and joy) and so do you.

I have the right to share this Fight for Your Right song by the Beastie Boys.

Coincidentally, Michael and I danced to this righteous Beastie Boys song last night:

You have the right to express your thoughts and feelings in a comment, below.

I have the right to express my gratitude for all who help me create these daily posts and — of course! — for YOU.


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27 thoughts on “Day 2398: I have the right

  1. Just right❣️

  2. I would like to see your show, Ann. It sounds like, this could be much fun to watch.
    I could wish, that I was that good to describe my way too, as you are 🙂

    • We both have the right to be our wonderful and unique selves, Irene, and I have the right to wish that you could be at my show in Edinburgh! ❤

  3. So love that beastie boys song. And video!

  4. Right on, Ann. Right on!

  5. Early in their career The Beastie Boys opened for Madonna, whose fans were often upset and confused. The fans had the right to complain but, lucky for us, The Beastie Boys had the right to keep trying. There’s a lesson in that: you’ve got to fight for the right to find your audience!

  6. you will be just right. and you have the right to be.

  7. I have the right to say Beastie Boys ain’t my besties. I can’t understand what they’re saying. All noise and spittle. Lol. I’m not getting old! I have the right to believe that. Break a leg. You will be a therapeutic touch at the Fringe.

  8. I have the right to wish that lots of people flock to join your Group Therapy with Ann!

  9. Maureen

    I hope that you have a wonderful experience at the Fringe, Ann, and I am sure that the people who attend your performance/session will.

    I’m very impressed that Harley not only uses his scratching post but has figured out how to use it while reclining on top of the sofa. Way to go, Harley!

  10. Your show will be right on! And thanks for the Beastie Boys clips—love them!

  11. I hope the show is just right. I was in Edinburgh years ago during the Fringe and it was fun and unusual and full of the unexpected.

  12. Rightly said

  13. You are so right, Ann.

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