The day was full, the schedule tight, as we maneuvered our way through the LA streets and traffic.
First stop, a meeting with the acting coach, of whom I'd not seen in some time. A solid hug, and delightful reconnecting conversation gave way to an intense character study by the Actor.
Soon, we were on our way, and off to the first of three auditions. It was exhilarating to be dodging traffic and one way streets; pedestrians and freeways. Soon, entrance to studio grounds complete with passes and placards leading the way.
The Actor was next on the call sheet when in walked an old friend. I didn't recognize him at first, but I sure enough recognized his Momma. We fell into chatter easily, with plans to get together over a weekend of relaxing. The lad had shot up, grown and filled out - yet here the two boys were, still in the same peer grouping for casting.
Dismissing ourselves, we made a hearty jaunt, arriving at our final destination early. We'd hardly gotten out of the car, when, to our delighted surprise, there stood a cast-mate from Flyboy - Joey Luthman to be exact, waving a hearty hello.
The overstuffed audition room only gave way to the two thespians antics of boy-dom. Rubberbands and giggles, discussions and laughter.
The day closed out with an overwhelming sense of connectedness and belonging, in a city of millions, where no one knows your name . . .