Why oh why is it you don't know what you have until it's gone?!
April 7 2012 I will lose two people who have sculpted part of my personal and artistic life. Two people who you haven't seen on 'That American Sitcom' or 'That Kiwi Sketch Show' which is better than that Radi Radi Rah Bull S! Two people for any complete strangers would say if they saw them in the street;
'Oh she dresses nice, and he looks like Steve Carrells and Woody Allen's love child.'
Merrilee and Josh are not strangers to the comedy scene, the real grassroots of comedy and improv. No they are the most under rated writers, thinkers, producers, laughers, improvisors, entertainers in this country. And now, they jetting to the bigger smoke of Melbourne Australia, where they can release more of their creative juices on stage and heres hoping on television as well. Because Wellington, NZ Arts Capital can not afford to give them and many other local talent the means and funds to break the scene.
With many contacts in Oz anyway, I see no problem for them to make it, bigger and better.
Will I venture? I would like to think so. I have a lot to thank them for. Sadly, I have not done what I had initially set out to here a few years ago. And I know I disappoint them sometimes, now or before, which is the must frustrating thing for me. It hasn't been until I realize I'm going to lose my second family that I now must fend myself. They were my training wheels so to speak, now I must learn to ride by myself. A lone wolf who has always been the follower. Must now lead his own way, his own journey. Who must now seize the sword.
Why oh why is it you don't know what you have until it's gone?
Because sometimes, its moments like these that make you actions define who you are and not what you or others see.
Merrilee and Josh have shown me everyday, that talking the talk is one thing. But walking the walk - now thats an adventure. And as Odin, Mohammed, Ranginui, God as my witnesses - I will have another adventure with them.
My 'sister' and my Yankiwi partner.
I love you both.