On a day like today, I would have been in the control room for many hours, part of a production team scrambling to finish shows before a week-long holiday break.
On a day like today, I would have been running around staging funny crew bits
for the yearly "Christmas Reel," or searching through hours of footage
to find the best outtakes from the year.
On a day like today, I would have been schlepping gifts from home to work, or toting
exciting purchases from the annual charity book sale from work to home.
On a day like today, I might have been wearing the Santa hat that an actress gave me and everyone else in the crew twenty years ago.
On a day like today, I might have been figuring out holiday gifts for preschool teachers or treats for the class party.
On a day like today, I might have been battling the crowds to make sure everything was done in time, whatever "in time" might mean.
It has been a long time since I did any of these things, so long that
there really isn't "a day like today" any more. Today, I was doing none
of these things. I was simply keeping up with what is, and trying to
anticipate what might be. And when there is no longer any "day like today," on a day like today, sometimes that is all
you can do...