Visualizations with Aidy Bryant

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Aidy Bryant

[Starts with “Visualizations with Aidy” intro]

Aidy: Take a deep breath in. Deep breath out. [Cut to Aidy meditating] [exhaling] And you know, picture yourself somewhere that calms you. Let’s start something simple. Just a blue sky with clouds. See yourself in those clouds. Now, there I am absolute sky queen. Floating light as a feather. Not a care in the world. The world is your oyster. You can go anywhere. You can go underwater with some jellyfish. Think of something that makes you feel free. Maybe for me, that’s like, a big beautiful galloping chestnut horse. [Cut to Aidy looking at a horse] Oh, that’s sort of like, a digital horse. But that’s okay. Maybe you know what? Center and find a different animal. [The hose goes away. A big snake appears.] [bleep] No, no.

[Cut back to Aidy meditating]

Okay, okay. That’s okay. We can reset. Right? It’s easy to reset. Another deep breath and let’s think about love. [Cut to a man and a woman touching each other in bed] Think about passion. Sex. Um, yeah. Oh, look at these two. They don’t exactly seem to be hot and heavy. Feels like more like they got a direction that they weren’t allowed to kiss. Now, that’s the hottest thing I’ve ever seen in my damn life.

[Cut back to Aidy meditating]

Maybe something more fun. A little bit of a fantasy. Close your eyes. See yourself strutting on a red carpet. You know? And I’ve been on a carpet or two in my day. And usually when I get out there, I think, “What is this all for and what is the meaning of life? Why have I brought myself here?” Now I’m sad that I care so much about this. For me, it’s sometimes easy to think about things one at a time. So, smiles. Simple. [There are smiling emojis all over Aidy.] And smiles now. How about hotdogs? [There’s a huge hotdog behind Aidy] Yeah, summertime hotdog. What about World War I? No. Sorry. I’m sorry. How about warm fresh bread with butter? [There are breads behind Aidy] Ummm. How about dancing? [There’s a Zumba class going on behind Aidy] Yes. You and your best friends who are all senior women are dancing in this rec center. Go, girl.

[Cut back to Aidy meditating]

Let’s go now and let’s think about maybe the things that we miss. Like, going to the movies. I miss that. Or, what about my favorite thing when you surprise an old person you barely know with a kiss and a hug? When will we get to do that again? Or how about this putting on your fedora and going to Ferris Wheel concert with your best girlfriend? And you know, I’m feeling better and I hope that you are too. And if this doesn’t work for you, then I wanna recommend eating an entire quesadilla and a bag of chocolate chips. Good luck, you guys. Stay safe.

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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