Leo doesn't have a cell phone. You don't have a Facebook page. Thoughts?
I am a bit of a Luddite. Of course, I'm also a bit of a hypocrite because I have an iPhone, but I'm not on Facebook, and I believe very strongly in that, at least for me. It's a very cool networking tool but it just adds a lot of stress to my life: replying to people and posting updates...everyone's always on Facebook, looking at hundreds of pictures of other people. It seems very voyeuristic to me, it sort of freaks me out.
I just got my first laptop about six months ago, and I cracked the screen. I don't do well with devices. I like more human interaction. I feel like I would have done well in a different era. I definitely relate to Leo on that realm.
Do you have a Vera?
I have a grandma who's not related to me by blood, actually. Like Vera and Leo. She's a minister at the church where my Father's a minister and she's a really beautiful, lovely woman. My Dad's mom passed away a long time ago, and I never met her, and my Mom's mom lives far off in Seattle, so we rarely get to see her. So Marjorie took me and my big brother under her grandmotherly wing. I don't get to spend much time with her now because I'm here, but she's still smart as a whip and in good shape and doing her thing. I love her very much, even though we're not related by blood. So yeah, actually, I do feel a certain kinship to that.
Where do you think Leo will be in ten years?
Wow. I don't know. Maybe climbing Everest or something. I don't know if I can answer that. That's a tough one. Maybe at the end of the run.
(Written by Scotty Arnold, an LCT3 Greeter and a recent graduate of NYU's Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program.)