Leo 18° (August 9)


I am playing final catch-up today. I will find out what the tide chart says. Perhaps it might be a good day to go into town and reconnect with the community on some level. We could go to Hatches at five then into town by seven and maybe grab a snack at eight or nine, just take our chances, or put our name down. Maybe drop a whole bunch of clothes off at Ruthie’s on the way. I will book Seth’s ferries; and I did reach out to Ptown Bikes. I might as well also mention something to Mac’s and Mercedesjust to keep those spirits bright. This weekend must be completely dedicated to focus on new, mainly missionary sponsors of the Afterglow Festival and getting things in print. I also need to drag Migguel’s tech info into a file. I also need to put the team together for the Joe’s Pub shows and thus write Ben. Did that. Tried to work together on the book proposal but it soon devolved into argument or rather I had thoughts that I wasn’t allowed to express. More bottling up. More silent treatment. And then the explosion. They typical pattern. I have to get out of this cycle for myself and for the betterment of all those around me. I surely cannot keep going along this path. It was a very stressful day all in all. I’m not sure where this stress stems from. But I know it is going to get worse before it gets better.

I tried to defuse the energy by going out to the bank and to pick up a nice wine. It is so hot today, I really want some cold rosé to start. It was the wrong bank, the tire sign in the car went off. I went to find a gas station to fill it but the only one between there and home had an air machine which was out of order. Made chicken and bok choy. It was a super tense night. I wrote this today:

The Afterglow Festival needs your support. Celebrating our ninth year we have never been so challenged by rising costs (of everything) in the face of so many Sponsors ($1K+ donors) and Sparklers ($100+) no longer affording to live or visit here as we continue our mission to bring new and emerging artists (with whom Provincetown audiences are not as yet familiar). Our mission is to preserve Ptown’s legacy as a century-old incubator for progressive theater and live performance and to provide emerging and experimenting artists sacred stage space, here, in the birthplace of modern American theater. Provincetown audiences probably first saw many of their now favorite performers at the Afteglow Festival. So you have to trust our curation. Don’t take for granted that this festival will always exist because it won’t without your help. In return for being a Sponsor or a Sparkler we give you so much—full passes, pairs of half-price tickets (depending on your level of support), dinners with our aritsts and supporters. And if you’re a business, we drive our audiences to your establisments, advertising on our website and promoting you through social media. And you still write it all off. So as the price of doing this rises AND we continue our mission to present you future favorite artists you’ve probably not yet heard of, we need your tax-deductible dollars to make it work. And to make Afterglow Festival week the funnest, most exciting and inspiring week of (it will still be) summer. We don’t have a lot of wo/man power (basically we are a two-person operation). So I myself am often very forward (read: pushy) but I’ve learned there is no other way to do this. AND AND AND You do NOT have to live in Provincetown or attend the festival to help. Friends who Sponsor or Sparkler will have their benefits payed forward to students and seniors and anyone struggling who otherwise couldn’t attend the festival. We want audience for our artists! We want to continue to afford to travel, lodge, feed and pay our artists to come to Provincetown which is the spiritual home and birth place of modern American theater and live performance. So as hard as it is to doorstop people for their sponsorship I can’t afford to be that delicate (I’ve tried—it doesn’t work) I have to swallow ego and pride and go for the jugular here. We need your support in any form and any amount you are willing to give it. You don’t want to donate?—that’s fine. Then please buy some full-price tickets. Our artists/shows (as everyone will tell you) are excellent and ground-breaking and molecule rearranging. Again, how many performing artists that you now count among your favorites did you first see at Afterglow? We are a month out from the Ninth Annual Afterglow Festival and we still have a goodly amount of funds to raise to break even. If you can help please do. And write it off! Glowingly yours, Q


To view the original Sabian Symbol themed 2015 Cosmic Blague corresponding to this day: Flashback! The degree pointof the Sabian Symbol will be one degree higher than the one listed for today. The Blague portrays the starting degree of for this day ( 0°,  for instance), as I typically post in the morning, while the Sabian number corresponds to the end point (1°) of that same 0°-1° period. There are 360  degrees spread over 365 or 6 days per year—so they near but not exactly correlate.

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