Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Moments in the Aftermath


The two middle-aged women approached me at an outdoor flea-market today.

"You're OSS!" said one in an excited voice.

"Yes," I smiled.

"OMG!" said the other, "We saw your play last night! We both cried, didn't we, Sylvia!"

"Yes," said the other, "And we're both nurses, hardened nurses!"

"You must show this play everywhere in Canada!"

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The dressing room. Intermission. One of the cast plays the accordion, another cast member holds out his arms to me. We dance. And dance like wild things to the sound of the music and the applause of the rest.
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The mayor of my small town comes up to me at the meet and greet after the show and hugs me, tightly, silently, with his eyes glistening. A remote man, I'd previously thought.
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The film director is excited as she talks to me post-show.
"Can you work on a condensation," she says, "I'd like to film it for a short film."
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The yellow roses from a dear friend in Toronto. The yellow flowers in a planter from Daughter. The huge gorgeous arrangement of planted blossoms from the cast.
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The overwhelming applause. The curtain calls.
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I still can't believe it. Seriously. I feel like it all happened to someone else.

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations!
    I am new here and all this sounds very exciting.
    Sx

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  2. Congratulation...i'm very happy for you, and a film sounds great , so the rest of us can see it :)

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  3. Congratulations! Too bad you can't reveal the name of your play?

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  4. Sounds wonderful, all those snapshot moments, enjoy them all! Congratulations!

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  5. Well done, me olde trout! Film director, no less! The Rowdyman-in-the-wings. Blessings. Slainte!

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  6. Congratulations! How exciting! I'm so happy for you. Judging from your blog entries, I'm not at all surprised that your play touched so many, so deeply.

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  7. Congratulations and celebrations and ...everything!!!

    No less than you deserve, WWW, for all of your love and dedication to the project. :-)

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  8. Fabulous! And maybe a short film as well! No wonder you can't quite believe it.

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  9. Congratulations! Older is SO much better - I feel we get what we deserve - the chickens come home to roost and all kinds of good things like that. Any chance of a Video Clip in your blog?
    Betty

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  10. Congratulations. I am very happy for you.

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  11. Very well deserved for all the blood sweat and energy you put into the project. Just keep dancing!

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  12. Congratulations. It must feel wonderful to have your play turn out to be a success and to get the appreciation you so rightly deserve. Kudos to you and all my love.

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  13. M.S.:
    Yes it is beyond exciting for me!
    Twain:
    I so wish all of my blog buddies could see it!
    Zuleme:
    Thank you!
    Annie:
    Oh I do so struggle with my anonymity but I would have to really cull my blog if I broke it and I would have to censor myself unfortunately. I will email you privately and let you know if we take it to the mainland.
    Heather:
    Thank you so much!
    Veep:
    Thank you so much, I hope your new life on the mainland is working out fine?
    Sharon:
    What lovely words you present me!
    T:
    As one of my long time blog buds, your congrats are so valued!
    Nick:
    I'm still dazed.
    Betty:
    Thank you and so true. Us womenfolk are late bloomers! I will work on a clip or at least some sound.
    Ramana:
    Thank you!
    GM:
    Yes, I will and you too, a chara!
    OWJ:
    Me too, smiling backatcha! Thank you.
    Nora:
    Thank you. All dreams are possible.
    XO
    WWW

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  14. Aunti DisestablishmentarianTue Jul 05, 11:48:00 PM GMT-2:30

    Congratulations, you wily thespian, you! We out here in the blogosphere are very proud to hear about this dream coming into fruition!

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  15. Congratulations! :-D

    I am so glad that it went as well as you so rightly deserved - I'm grinning here for you!

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  16. Great to hear this. Congrats, WWW, and long may the show go on.

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  17. Splendid! I wish i could see the play myself! How exciting and gratifying for you :)

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