Saturday, August 30, 2008

taking the long way round

Edinburgh, Scotland

I'm back in Edinburgh after three and a half years. The first time I was here was only a few weeks after I started this blog back in 2005 for my six months of life changing travel, that also seem to have gotten me addicted to travel. I've just spent the last six weeks at the Edinbugh Fringe working for C Venues. I performed in a show called "Driving Helicopter Style Three-Quarters of the Way to the Moon" which was an absolutely amazing experience. I spent the rest of the time volunteering as a senior swing tech, working four days a week outside in a place known as the urban garden, and two days a week inside in a more traditional theater space.

We created 17 theater spaces in a week and a half, one of the most amazing experiences of my life so far. At this point I don't feel as if I can put into words all that has happened in the six weeks. I can say that I got very little sleep, loved everyone I worked with, now have blue hair, and have quit my teaching job.

I am once again starting september with no idea of what the next year holds. Perhaps I will return to Turkey to teach private lessons. Perhaps I will continue with theater. Perhaps... Although a bit scary, I'm excited to once again be steping out into the unknown, in some senses homeless, in some senses with more homes than I could count on both my hands, with belongings on three continents, ready to continue taking the long way round.

And now that the festival is over, I will try to post more often about where I am and what I'm doing.