Ohhhh The Dichotomy Of It All!
I looked around the room, huddled in a ball on the floor listening to Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon. One girl was laying on the floor with her eyes closed, one was dropping eye drops into her eyes to cause them to look watery, another was burrying her face in her knees and rocking back and forth.....and there were about ten other depressed looking actresses scattered about the room, mustering up their emotions for the audition.
And the most ironic part was that this was all happening in a commercial casting office!!! One of the busiest commercial offices in town.
And here am I observing all of this, trying to get ready to walk into the room and break into tearful hysteria. I giggled to myself while waiting to go into the room and read for this recovering drug addict, cutter, emotional character.
When I walked into the room, I couldn't help but comment on the situation in the office. The casting director cracked up. I turned around and took a moment before I began, and let it all go, giving it everything I had. I left blowing my nose into five tissues, and I walked out of the room barely able to breath. But when I caught sight of the room again I burst into laughter and left with that image in my head and had a great rest of my day.
It's the little things in life that make my day so much more entertaining.