Life After Joseph

Today was my first real day without Joseph in weeks, and while I’ve never been prone to addiction, I think I’m going through musical withdrawal.

It started this morning, when I drove to work and absentmindedly starting singing Joseph songs. At some point along the way it hit me – I could practice all I wanted, and it wouldn’t make any difference. I didn’t have to perform those songs anymore. If I felt like it, I could start singing the wrong harmony, or make up entirely new choreography, and no one except me would ever know. The very thought felt seditious, and yet I knew it was true.

That gave me something to ponder during the work day. I spent my breaks and lunch period today on facebook, tagging photos from the play and stalking some of my newly-friended cast members.

But I don’t think reality truly sunk in until I got home and did…nothing. I was almost in a state of shock. In the past four weeks, I’ve become accustomed to stopping at home just long enough to inhale some supper and grab my script before taking off for Casselton (where I was usually late). I almost didn’t know what to do with all the free time.

I decided to actually cook dinner, which was quite a departure from my usual meal of unheated leftovers. (I decided on about week two of rehearsals that fast food was never fast enough.) After that, I tried doing all the things that I needed to do, or haven’t had time to do lately, like doing the dishes and reading a book. All the while, I could hear the Joseph soundtrack playing in the background of my mind.

And in the end, I finally decided that what I needed to do was write a blog post, talking about Joseph and how much I miss it.

It really was a great month – I had lots of fun at rehearsals, I met some wonderful people, and I was part of a truly amazing show.

I do hope that when next year rolls around, and the Rural Cass County Community Theatre gears up for another show, we pick something with excellent music, because that’s what it’ll take to get these long lists of colors out of my head.

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2 Responses to Life After Joseph

  1. Avatar of Tracy Frank Tracy Frank says:

    Red…yellow…green…brown…

    I agree! Great post Krista. I think it’s been hard for all of us to get back to our “normal” routines. Today is the first day since the show ended that I haven’t been humming Joseph songs to myself. And today has only just begun, so we’ll see…

    Scarlet…black…ochre…peach…

  2. Oh, no! I didn’t even know about the show. Joseph is one of my favorites.

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