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Taking stock of 2016 feels like an enormous task given all that's happened in just 12 months. Feels like some kind of massive shift is about to happen, but I can't really tell whether to fear it or embrace it.
So I did it. I'm on Day 31 of my Whole 30, a quest to eat whole, nutrient-dense foods and nothing else for 30 days. I could go right back to eating and drinking the way I was before, but I don't think that's going to happen.
My watch just vibrated, and I looked down to see that the Stonewall Inn just officially became a national monument, the first LGBT one of its kind in the United States. And I find myself very moved by that.
This play comes out of an exercise that I assigned to my students for our class this evening. In solidarity, I felt like I should attempt to tackle the same assignment: a 10-minute play based on a prompt. These characters come from another short play that I wrote about five years ago call "Another Kind of Opera Quiz," and they've continuously popped up in my head following the events of June 12, 2016. I finally heard their voices clearly enough last evening. This is what they had to say.