I'm in Philadelphia for the week. Mostly doing circus school stuff, but this morning I had to go and give a deposition in a lawsuit I am entangled in. Basically, it dates back to 2010, and one of the car accidents I was involved in, and a battle of insurance companies about who's most liable. But the world of court cases and depositions is wholly foreign to me. I wasn't prepared for the tension in the room, the formality, the 3-piece suits. The anxiety I would feel about saying the right thing in the right way, about being honest and clear and yet not screwing anything up. Although it was only a couple of hours of my life, and finished at 11:00 in the morning, I left feeling like I could use a drink. (and for those of you who know me, I don't drink!) How do lawyers live in this kind of world all the time? My lawyer, who I met for the first time today and seemed very nice, said at one point in our taxi ride, "yeah, I realized after I became a lawyer that I spend all day, every day, arguing with people." Yeesh.