Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Good feelings

I love those little things that people say to you that just make your day.
When people don't even realize how happy it really makes you, they are just honestly saying it, because that's what they truely feel.
I directed a play in my Theatre Tech 35 class (we do the directing, lights, sound, and stage management for the Drama 30 class) and I am very happy with the outcome of it. I am very proud of how it turned out. That show was my baby, my life for 2.5 straight months. But I didn't feel like anyone really appreciated it like I did besides my co-director.
I had asked another of the Techs, who was running our sound for the play, if he would be willing to come early today before school so that we could have a rehearsal before our next performance. I really didn't think he would want to because he had missed almost the entire drama class yesterday because he was tired. (I later learned that he had not slept the entire night before, so I find that to be a pretty good excuse and a good reason not to want to come to the school an hour and a half before school starts, just to sit in a booth and slide some sliders, and play some players.)
But his response to me was not in the least what I had expected.
He replied: "The Puppet-Master was one of the few plays I actually enjoyed. I'll forsure be there."
This, to you, may not sound all that great but, to me, it was.
I can't exlain why, just something about it made me smile from ear to ear. And it keeps flashing back to me, keeping me in a good mood throughout the day.
So thank you Mr. J.E. for brightening the day a tad and making me feel confident about this play, even if you didn't realize you were.