MIAGD: Off and running at 28 years

MIAGD: Make it a great day

Yesterday started the new season’s schedule and the ten hour teaching day actually flew by rather quickly and I actually slept through the entire night with little disturbance and no nature breaks.

At 7:00 AM I’m feeling refreshed, albeit a sinus headache and pressure, and the calm, beautiful morning is allowing me to ease into the day as new adventures begin.  Four dogs guard each side of the square table from which I write, with Harrigan directly beneath my chair.

August 20, 1990, I placed the last load of items in my Ford Escort and closed the hatch.  Everything else had been delivered to Dayton the previous week.  I turned the key in the ignition and the propelling lyrics and music of Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn’s, “This Is The Moment,” from their three-month-old musical on Broadway, JEKYLL AND HYDE, blasted from the speakers.

This is the moment; this is the day 
When I send all my doubts and demons on their way. 
Every endeavor I have made ever 
Is coming into play, is here and now today.

I backed out of the parking lot, leaving my home on Washington Street in Muncie, Indiana, and aimed the Escort toward my new apartment in The McPherson District of downtown Dayton, Ohio.

Twenty-eight years…  It doesn’t seem that long ago.  Most of my sons were not even born.  One would have been almost two and another less than a month old.

Many new adventures. Many farewells. Many adjustments. Many wonderful memories.

But, the adventures continue and I must move on to the next section of my even more compartmentalized day.

Make it a great day, Folks!




About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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