Wednesday 3 April 2013

O' Brother

There was a moment when I was standing at the back of the Memorial Hall taking it all in, the full house, the sated bellies, the adorned tables and the stage, the stage heaving with talent and beauty and I felt immensely proud and in awe. After months of planning, everything that Scott and I had spoke about, designed and planned had come to beautiful fruition, to see what was in our heads made into reality filled me with joy. To see and hear the absolute delight of the audience and to see the cast step up and own the show was truly a remarkable thing.
Since that night we have had a harder time walking through town, as our beautiful community congratulate and rehash their experience of the night, others are urging us to go greater afield, others are suggesting other concerts we could put on. At the moment we are enjoying reflecting and being proud of what we created. This weekend we are having a little get together to watch the film that was made of the concert, which we will be sharing with you all soon.
As you might know we were also honoured to have Mike Compton and his lovely partner/manager Heidi stay with us for a few nights, they were such easy and lovely house guests and despite all the rehearsals and shows we did manage a couple of late nights chatting about Mike's life, people he has played with and places he has been. They do a lot of travelling these two and they exude such love, fun and respect for each, gorgeous to see.
As I was busy fluttering around a bit I didn't take that many photos of the show, yes, I hear you gasp in horror but it's true. Luckily the extremely talented Nick McGee did, so I have included some of his along with backstage, crowd and rehearsal photos of mine. Hopefully these will give you a little glimpse into some of the joy that was created.

Following photos by Nick McGee
I have been so honoured to share this experience with Scott and as we head towards final filming of Rosewood and talk of filming for Holy Water, we look at each other and grin. We are in such an amazing place together, that I feel so incredibly blessed, we share our lives so equally, with so much consideration, love and respect. We equally share parenting, housekeeping, cooking, cleaning (um, with the exception that Scott does all the washing up) and work, and for us it is the perfect way for us to be. I am loving our shared visions, we have grown into such a great team. I guess, I am sharing this because, one, I always love to share and spread the love (it can be contagious) and secondly to honour that we have had really hard times, like most relationships, but we have worked through it and now it really feels like we have shed ourselves of a lot of the old sticking patterns and emerged to a place that is exciting, new and full of mutual respect and understanding and utter love. Yes, I know, I am being totally gooey but I am smitten and delighted. This working together thing is awesome.


  1. your exuberance and happiness beams out of this post - in the nicest possible way. so incredibly rewarding to have it come together successfully after all your efforts together. bask in the congratulations lovely one, here's a congratulations from me. it looks sublime. xx

    1. oh thank you G, yes well, hmmm, i just couldn't help myself, as you could probably tell, was just a little excited, ahem. Thanks for your congrats, i have a big grin on my face. xxx

  2. Oh Jay the photos and words bring tears to my eyes. So wish we could have been there to see the show but also to see the process of creating it, which showcases your creativity, energy, patience, generosity and love - both as individuals and as a couple. Yay you two awesome people!



    1. oh you, we so wish you were up here too. thanks for your beautiful words and showering of love, love you gorgeous one. xxxxxxx


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