Recently, mom and I went to see “Fiddler on the Roof,” a gift from a relative for her Christmas. I love theater and musicals especially, but “Fiddler” has never been a particular favorite. I don’t dislike it, it’s just not a favorite. The characters can be a little cartoony, in the wrong hands.

I’m not sure if this performance was especially good, or if “Fiddler” is one that you have to see at a particular point in your life to have full resonance, but it really moved me. The way it portrayed family, Tevye’s faith, the experience of living through stability-threatening change, the complexities of going from girl to woman in a relationship— it’s a complex and beautiful tale. I’m not sure that I’m rethinking my favorites list, but I think I’m likely to feel less “meh,” the next time the opportunity for tickets arises.


New Year, New Gig

A new opportunity has come up for me professionally, so I’m transitioning out of my job with the company that has been my professional home and family for 14 years. It’s bittersweet, but I’m excited. I was thinking of some of my most quotable moments, in my now-former gig, and thought I’d try to remember some of the life lessons of the place where I grew up, professionally. Continue reading