At any rate, I act. Last night's rehearsal was my personal version of crack. There's a particularly intense and difficult scene in the middle of Act 2 between Willy and his sons. I had worked hard to get my lines down, because it's impossible to lend any strength to the scene with a script in your hand. And it paid off. Some time it does. We blocked the scene and then ran it several times.
Everyone knows of the phenomena called runners' high. Well, I had actors' high. The adrenalin was pumping. The endorphins were off the chart. Nailed it. Well. Not quite. Opening night is still a month away, which makes it even sweeter. There's more work to do on this scene yet, and a whole bunch more on all the other scenes.
Seriously, I love acting.