Thursday, March 27, 2008

eating cherry tomatos...

after just coming in from seeing a play tonight. i really feel like eating a carton of ice cream (buttapecan, to be exact) but these lil tom'cherries will suffice. suffice it to say, it was a play about relationships. between men and women. black men and women to be exact. written by a black man, directed by a black man. starring four black men. two of whom i know personally. one of which i spent the better part of the past two years loving with my whole heart. just because i thought he is a nice guy. and i have the collection of precious memories to prove it. they won't go away. but that's not what this is about. i went to see this play and it was quite entertaining though somewhat predictable. of course when you have a play with four men and their relationships with women, one of them is going to be coming out to the others as being gay. but thats not what this is about either. the main character, his name was jayson, and listening to him describe the pain of losing his love and just wanting to know from her why???? when all he wanted was the simple goodness that they shared, that was the most potent part of the play. and the experience that i could most relate to. at the end of the day, pain is pain, and watching his unfold and then eventually resolve was quite interesting, especially in light of the fact that the person who is a direct part of so much of my own heartache was playing the character that wanted to do whatever he could to help his friend cope with the pain. it was a good story and i'm happy i went. i'm no longer in pain, but i'd be lying if i didn't say that the remnants of a lil heart cramp came over me on my walk home. there was an ill line he delivered in the play about coping with pain. i wish i could remember what it was. or rather, i wish i'd known what it was this time last year when i was really going through. yeah......

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