Last night was the opening night of Daughter's first drama performance in high school - Shakespeare's As You Like It. Only four freshmen made the cast - the rest is upper classmen. Daughter didn't get a speaking part this time, but she plays both a villager and a forester (thus the "dirty face" look in the picture, from living in the Forest of Arden). She does several dances and is on stage quite a bit. Of course, I thought she was the best one!
The story is a confusing one, as are many of Shakespeare's, with numerous plots and sub-plots. But the underlying theme is LOVE, and who doesn't love a good love story? It helped to bring me out of my funk, and to realize that my life really is as I like it. Because even tho "how full of briers is this working day world" (1.3.13), I know that "sweet are the uses of adversity, which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, wears yet a precious jewel in his head; and this our life...finds...good in every thing."(2.1.13)
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