On one hand, I worry that soon the quarantine will end and I still won’t have completed all my unfinished projects. On the other hand, the pressure to be accomplished during this crisis feels exhausting.
There are things I need to do: find ways to make pay bills; find ways to economize; eat; sleep; stay connected to the outside world. And sometimes I don’t even feel like doing that.
On the weekend, whilst doing laundry, Andrew found a small stash of jewellery in the linen basket. Amongst the finds was a carved horn bangle. I went to the box where I keep such things and rediscovered a whole trove of bracelets. So I amused myself with a little photo shoot of my favourites.
I used to habitually wear armloads of bangles. But when I was performing they would fly off my wrists and into the audience. Now that we’re pretty much housebound, I am free to go full Iris Appel.
I didn’t even take pictures of me modelling all of the baubles from this box. And I have little treasure chests throughout the house. There’s one little tin filled with gems I’ve had since highschool. I think everybody should have a little hidden trove that they can revisit from time to time, even if it’s just some interesting rocks or a one of those little monkeys they used to put on the side of cocktail glasses to hold maraschino cherries.