Saturday, March 25, 2006

Three Weddings and....Waiting

Well, the auditions are over...the call backs are the waiting begins! The cast list will be up tomorrow at 4:00. Bantam 10.75 was called back to read and sing for a lead role--very exciting!

Blondechick 13 was called back for a dancing role only. She was really hoping for a lead this time and did so well in her audition, we thought she had a good chance. Every director is different, though, and what they're looking for can change with every show.

Since Bantam 10.75 had to be there early, we dropped him off and went out to breakfast, and I tried to help her process her disappointment through God's eyes. She ended up telling me about a conversation she had with a friend at last week's sleepover in which she realized how blessed she really is, although she so easily takes it all for granted. That was a great perspective to take on it, I thought. But it was hard to hold onto when she arrived at dance call backs and discovered that many of her friends had been called back for reading, though it was hard to tell why she was not. But "that's showbiz," as Grandma, who used to be on Broadway, reminded her!

In other news, we know of three couples getting married today! This is by one of my favorite poets--I ran across it the other day while looking for something else.

At the Wedding March
(Gerard Manley Hopkins)

GOD with honour hang your head,
Groom, and grace you, bride, your bed
With lissome scions, sweet scions,
Out of hallowed bodies bred.

Each be other's comfort kind:
Déep, déeper than divined,
Divine charity, dear charity,
Fast you ever, fast bind.

Then let the March tread our ears:
I to him turn with tears
Who to wedlock, his wonder wedlock,
Déals tríumph and immortal years.

Wish we could have attended the weddings! One was in Texas. One was the wedding of Blondechick's debate coach, which she would have attended if she hadn't been called back. Papa Rooster and I would have been at the third, except...can you guess?...he came down with the flu. Yup. At least he should be fine by tomorrow, when he has a sermon to give!


owlhaven said...

Good luck at tryouts!

Mary, mom to many

HolyMama! said...

your daughter has a fantastic head on her shoulders, to be at a sleepover with THAT much maturity and wisdom coming out of her mouth. Yea for Blondechick 13!