I was reluctant to embrace a Blogberry send-off, and so I promised a Final Days Retrospective. After further inspection, however, I realized that my penultimate post ("I Am Not A Sentimental Man") rather did the Time-To-Wrap-It-Up trick, didn't it? Adding more to that would be like adding, I don't know, extra grated cheese to macaroni and cheese (which I do, by the way, but that doesn't make it dignified or healthy).
So my farewell stands! The final days of WICKED were very meaningful and gave me great closure, but at the same time, they were not reflective of the totality of the experience. That's the funny thing about goodbyes: they're compressed versions of all the stuff that already existed, so they always come up, well, short. And for this reason they're both affirming and disappointing, filled with nostalgia for the magic and the mundane, and with sorrow for never being able to recreate it all.
But, who am I trying to be, some two-bit philosopher? Nah, it's not my style. How about some lighter fare? I designed farewell cards for everybody in the cast and thought you might get a little-bitty kick out of them:
So that happened and was fun.
Oh yeah! This is the almost-most important part! I'm starting a new Blog, all about my New York City adventures! Here is a prototype of the site's header. Its title is "Five-Trick Pony," which is inspired by my favorite quotation, as uttered by the illustrious Amy Winehouse: "I'm not a one-trick pony. I'm at least a five-trick pony." Header below (click to enlarge)!
As soon as the Blog is up and running, I will activate the above header as a hyperlink that will take you directly there.
That just about covers everything, doesn't it?
Remember: this isn't really the end for us! (...because there always could be an M. Night Shyamala-nian twist where you realize that this Blog has been written backwards, and every time you read it you time travel, and also that my skin really is green, and every time I go on as Elphaba they wipe away the human skin to uncover the true green color behind it, like the Joker in the original Batman, except not at all, and to top it off I am a homicidal tree.)
Heck, no twists for me. Let's be straightforward: Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for following Unnaturally Green. It's been my pleasure, and I hope you'll stick around for Five-Trick Pony adventures.
Love to you all!
Bye bye for now,