In the eye of the hurricane
There is quiet
For just a moment
A yellow sky

– Lin-Manuel Miranda

Those are lyrics from a song called “Hurricane” from the hit musical Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The show is one of my favorites, as it is for most fans of musical theater, and the song is a great one. I’m writing this in the eye of a kind of hurricane of my own.

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It’s Friday afternoon after a whirlwind of transcribing, scripting, editing, releasing, and promoting the first episode of Artists at Work season 1 yesterday. Tomorrow is our Richmond Forum program with Tina Fey.

Tonight, though, is a moment of rest from the craziness of working a full-time job, while also pursuing projects of my own.

I might work on some of the musical that I’m writing—book, music, and lyrics (take that, Lin).

I might watch more of The Kominsky Method on Netflix, which is hilarious and I just heard that it’s been renewed for a second season, or the new season of Grace and Frankie.

I might read some magazines or one of the books on my growing “To Read” list.

Or, I might just relax and reflect on where my life is right now.

I’ll have more to say next week about all of that, but for now: quiet, for just a moment.

Until next time,

Thomas Breeden
Founding Director
Artstitution
tbreeden@artstitution.org

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