By Pili Valdés

For the past couple of weeks I have been part of #LunaInLA’s devising ensemble working on our show, Generation Sex.

If you were to ask me what the show is about, I would give you a smile, a flyer and bow out.  I can tell you it’s about women and relationships and sex and technology, but I have more than 140 characters so my statement is this…it is so much more than that.   

Most of the time we don’t know what we are doing – I can take it as far as saying sometimes I forget how to put one foot in front of the other – but we do it. Whatever is asked of us. Together. Everyday we fail better in the hopes of failing with flair in front of you. 

Intentionally or not, most of the time Alex sounds like a broken record of Buddhist maxims: nothing is fixed, nothing is permanent, the only constant is change. 

Luna is change. It’s about life. It’s about caring…and showing that you care. It is frustrating. It is challenging to get on the same wave length as 11 other bodies and minds. That’s when another Buddhist truth comes in, our aggressions, our joys, our frustrations are opportunities to connect with those around us. You don’t have to say it out loud. All you have to do is feel it. Gift a smile. A gesture. A breath. Allow a look into their eyes and you’ll see they hurt, they get frustrated, they feel unworthy, they feel joy just like you. And suddenly, you’ve made someone human. You’ve made a connection.

Isn’t that what this whole life thing is about? Feeling a little less alone | whole by virtue of mutual compassion…

So, future audience member, my hope for you is that when you enter the space you’ll feel something shift. Let it. Smile. It’ll be weird. It’s ok. It’s the preface to magic. 

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