“My third week of school, tried out for basketball and was put on the team, of course, provisionally, on both sides. They might not be sure of my ability and I am not sure if I want to devote too much of my time to the game.”
Because he had developed a kind of ease with himself, Barry had visited the cafeteria.
“Arrived in the lunch room twenty five minutes later than start, grabbed a small meal, took a corner seat. Finished in about ten minutes, left. Didn’t speak to anyone. Coming late is not a bad choice.”
Barry realised he had become conscious of self, not self conscious. That he, as an actor in a play, was aware of his position, his presentation, his responses.
Never before had he been so self aware.