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Merry Christmas

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from Richard & Heidi

 



Richard writes...

It’s been an intense year.
Malvolio, Brutus, the Dromio twins, seven characters in Catch-22 and the Iliad; a national tour around the States, workshops for the Idaho Native Americans, trips to Greece, Canada, UK and Germany; and my 50th.
And now…

I am moving to Toronto and Canada.
Heidi and I have done the long distance relationship thing for far too long and now we need to make a home.
My work of course can take me anywhere, but it will be good to have our belongings in one place and not thrown into a New York storage unit.

I should say I am basing myself in Toronto. New York is just an hour a way by plane or an overnight bus ride and I know of a few Canadian actors who travel and work between the two countries. I hope to make it a triplelux and fly over to the UK and do more theatre there… especially as my granddaughter is arriving in the Spring.
Oh yes, my daughter Samantha is expecting her first child and of course I want to be there for her.
Becoming a grandfather seems ridiculous and unbelievable to me right now. I am open to suggestions on names that my granddaughter can call me that are different from grandpop, grandad, grandpa etc. We always called my mother’s mother Ruthy. A glamorous talented woman, a concert pianist and always immaculately turned out, she was absolutely adamant that none of her grandchildren would say anything so aging in public.

Looking ahead, I hope out of sight is out of mind... and that wherever you are, you will continue to keep in touch with us about what is going on your life from time to time.

Seasons Greetings...

Heidi writes...

In one week’s time, after five and a half years of long distance relationship interspersed with slipping across borders to live illegitimately in each other’s countries, Richard and I will travel north to Canada, and Richard will land as a permanent resident, and we will move our things into the home that is waiting for us.

Richard’s visa for Canada came a couple of months ago, and now all the uncertainties have shifted into focus and circumstances have aligned and we are making the leap: he is really coming, he is really staying, we are really getting a home. It is a huge, blind leap: he has an agent in Toronto but no work lined up; I am still in school, with just over one semester left of my English literature degree. I am writing.

There are a lot of uncertainties for the coming year, but so much has already come together in beautiful synchronicity that we could not have foreseen. For the present uncertainties, I am choosing to trust, to keep tuning in to the centre, to believe. We’re creeping forward on positive intention and intuition, and here comes the edge, and now, here we go, we’re leaping

Happy Holidays to all.

"The best part about taking a big leap is holding hands while you jump" - Faydra Shapiro

(P.S. I take no responsibility for the dancing elves!

Santa Taking The A Train -
I love this short film. Magical and fun

LINKS


Heidi writes...

In one week’s time, after five and a half years of long distance relationship interspersed with slipping across borders to live illegitimately in each other’s countries, Richard and I will travel north to Canada, and Richard will land as a permanent resident, and we will move our things into the home that is waiting for us.

Richard’s visa for Canada came a couple of months ago, and now all the uncertainties have shifted into focus and circumstances have aligned and we are making the leap: he is really coming, he is really staying, we are really getting a home. It is a huge, blind leap: he has an agent in Toronto but no work lined up; I am still in school, with just over one semester left of my English literature degree. I am writing.

There are a lot of uncertainties for the coming year, but so much has already come together in beautiful synchronicity that we could not have foreseen. For the present uncertainties, I am choosing to trust, to keep tuning in to the centre, to believe. We’re creeping forward on positive intention and intuition, and here comes the edge, and now, here we go, we’re leaping

Happy Holidays to all.

"The best part about taking a big leap is holding hands while you jump" - Faydra Shapiro

(P. S. I take no responsibility for the dancing elves!

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Merry Christmas to you

So this is Christmas.
We are are in Canada this holiday. In the frozen and beautiful North... This is how frozen and beautiful it is.

Here are our niece and nephew walking down to the Lake.

Heidi & her Sisters(Becky, Marja & Leah - Becky's daughter and our neice Maddi follows in hot pursuit.)

our home for the holidays ... -32 °C forecast for Christmas Eve...

Richard writes...

It’s been an intense year.
Malvolio, Brutus, the Dromio twins, seven characters in Catch-22 and the Iliad; a national tour around the States, workshops for the Idaho Native Americans, trips to Greece, Canada, UK and Germany, an off-Broadway run and a landmark birthday..
And now…

I am moving to Toronto and Canada.
Heidi and I have done the long distance relationship thing for far too long and now we need to make a home.
My work of course can take me anywhere, but it will be good to have our belongings in one place and not thrown into a New York storage unit.

I should say I am basing myself in Toronto. New York is just an hour a way by plane or an overnight bus ride and I know of a few Canadian actors who travel and work between the two countries. I hope to make it a triplelux and fly over to the UK and do more theatre there… especially as my granddaughter is arriving in the Spring.
Oh yes, my daughter Samantha is expecting her first child and of course I want to be there for her.
Becoming a grandfather seems ridiculous and unbelievable to me right now. I am open to suggestions on names that my granddaughter can call me that are different from grandpop, grandad, grandpa etc. We always called my mother’s mother Ruthy. A glamorous talented woman, a concert pianist and always immaculately turned out, she was absolutely adamant that none of her grandchildren would say anything so aging in public.

I have just finished Catch-22 in New York. It was a dream come true to work with top American actors on an all-American classic.And now...

Looking ahead, I hope out of sight is out of mind... and that wherever you are, you will continue to keep in touch with us about what is going on your life from time to time.

Seasons Greetings...

 

Santa Taking The A Train -
I love this short film. Magical and fun

LINKS


and what it looks out on to...

Have a peaceful Christmas and a happy New Year

love and light

Heidi & Richard