Sometimes we need more than wishes…

It turns out that our colleague needs a little more than well wishes from everyone. In a quite sudden turn of events, the situation has become much more serious. Medical situations are often scary, especially for those of us who are not doctors and seem to spend most of our time in the dark. The ghosts that lurk in our imaginations are sometimes scarier than what is actually wrong. Sometimes they’re not. A few hours from being released, Nadine was taken to ICU and is in very serious condition. They know the immediate danger, but not an underlying cause.

I don’t think the general populace really understands actors (as if any group of people can be said to be understood…). As a collection of people, an acting company is a very strange group–eclectic, egotistic, caring, brusque, lively, touched, businesslike, and everything in between. Oftentimes, we find ourselves forced into contact and relationships that other people shrink from. Not only do most of us embrace that energy, we seek it out. We often know the people we work with better and in stranger ways than most people care to think about. When it clicks, a cast lives for each other. It lives for the experience. It lives for the show.

The show will go on.

What kind of people does that make us?

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Filed under Actors, Culture, Medical Stuff, musings, Social Behaviour, Theatre

2 responses to “Sometimes we need more than wishes…

  1. What kind of people does that make us?

    It makes you professional actors, nothing more, nothing less. It’s part of the job and you all knew that when you signed up. She’ll understand, because she knows that too, I imagine.

    Keep us updated if you can, I hope all turns out well with Nadine.

  2. Thank-you. And I’m very sure Nadine would thank you as well.

    She’s doing better; surgery this morning went very well I guess. Her husband said the chief surgeon was very pleased. She’ll do nothing tomorrow but rest. Then they’ll start to run tests again to see how well she’s recovering.

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