We asked our authors the question, "What has been the most important 'spring' in your life?" Below are two of the replies...
Tommy Jamerson tells us:
When I decided, three years ago, to "spring" out of Nowheresville, Indiana and move to the bright lights and hustle and bustle of Manhattan. I’d only been to New York twice before (on two week-long excursions), but even during those short stints I knew that it was the place for me. So, in 2011, packed with nothing but my laptop, a few shirts and shorts, and year’s worth of Alka-Seltzer, I boarded an aircraft that would change me and my life forever.
Evan Guilford-Blake shares with us:
I suppose I'd have to give two examples of "important springs."
First, there's the season one: The Spring of 1992, which was when I "became" a playwright. I had two shows open in Chicago (where I was then based) within a week of each other, one of which received rave reviews, several awards and a commission from the theatre which produced it. The other has since gone on to be produced several times (including in Israel, where it was translated into Hebrew) and published.
Then there's the metaphoric one: In 2000, I moved to Atlanta from Chicago to marry a woman I'd met online -- my first (and only) marriage, and the springboard to a completely different -- and much more gratifying -- life.
Thank you, Tommy and Evan, for sharing your thoughts with us, and best wishes for an excellent spring to all of you.