Preparing this week for a short performance of Phantom at the Christmas Festival here at school. I've been blessed this year with a group of about ten sophomores with voices like angels and one German exchange student who will make a fantastic Erik...(surprised how little effort it took talking him into the cape and mask!)
We talk a great deal about the cycle of memory during this play, about thinking back and remembering so that when we re-live certain feelings and experience again, we recognize their importance.
Especially love, which is such a powerful force.
The memory of love is often sweeter than it's reality...the mystery more alluring than its confirmation in our hearts.
Standing in front of these students today, hearing them sing so innocently... brought such joy... knowing our performance will bring that same feeling to others.