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The Facts of Life

Photo: Martine Kei Green-Rogers

Part of the Invisible Diaries series:

Week 6 / Day 7


My last post! The week went by super fast. Thank you so much for hanging in there with me as I wrote about the things on my mind. I truly appreciate it.

It’s Sunday, so I managed to go all day without doing any work (minus a few emails here and there…). Part of the reason is that I wanted to spend most of the day with my spouse, who is returning to work tomorrow – I got used to him being at home with me, and it will take some adjusting to having just me and Chloe-monster in the house all day.

I am worried about him going back out into a New York that is still battling “The Rona”, and hope that he does not catch Covid-19 out there. But I just have to trust that he (and the others around him) will do the best they can to keep themselves (and each other) safe.

Before he (and Chloe) woke up today, I put the plants I am hardening off back outside. Then, I bottled some Kombucha and made another batch, fed my sourdough starter and made some strawberry muffins out of the discard, and also made some chocolate, sea salt, and caramel fudge. Then, I checked on my garden outside and called my mom. My nephews were there visiting her, so I got to talk to them and my sister, which was lovely. It really helped balance out the fact that I found out that one of my former neighbors from my days in Salt Lake City, UT had passed away early this morning. I am learning over time that you have to mourn the loss and then celebrate life – while it is there to celebrate.

So, now, I will leave you with the August Wilson quote I promised a couple of days ago. I think it is a fitting end to my last post for Invisible Diaries:

All you need in the world is love and laughter. That’s all anybody needs. To have love in one hand and laughter in the other.

I hope I see/meet you all in the world someday.


Martine Kei Green-Rogers is an Assistant Professor at SUNY New Paltz and President of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.

Her dramaturgical credits include: The Greatest with the Louisville Orchestra; Four Women Talking about the Man under the Sheet and Silent Dancer at Salt Lake Acting Company; Fences and One Man, Two Guvnors at Pioneer Theatre Company; Clearing Bombs and Nothing Personal at Plan-B Theatre; Sweat at the Goodman; productions of King Hedley II, Radio Golf, Five Guys Named Moe, Blues for an Alabama Sky, Gem of the Ocean, Waiting for Godot, Iphigenia at Aulis, Seven Guitars, The Mountaintop, Home and Porgy and Bess at Court Theatre; The Clean House at CATCO; Hairspray, Shakespeare in Love, UniSon, Hannah and the Dread Gazebo, Comedy of Errors, To Kill A Mockingbird, The African Company Presents Richard III, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Fences at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.


Headshot photograph by Joe Mazza.

This week's Invisible Diaries edited by Tommo Fowler.


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