Vera Starbard is an author, editor, and playwright. Visit her About Page for more.
I come from a culture that celebrates artists. While the broader American culture can very quickly tag the title of artist as a superfluous profession, I only ever felt pursuing a disciplined art would be valued by my communities. I’m only beginning to understand what a gift that was.
You know what kind of week it’s been?
Something about this week makes me want to finally post these professional cruise trip photos from November 2019. I had just finished my last production, and Joe, Karla, Chris and I took off for a week in Mexico.
Our seventh wedding anniversary is our second in the Covid era. While I definitely didn’t think we would still be celebrating like this, I sure am glad Joe is the one I’ve been cooped up with all this time.