Saturday, December 3, 2016

December 3. Day 338. The final curtain

Parting is such sweet sorrow (although the sweet bit might not be so evident at the time). That's where we are at tonight. Drama Teen performed with Fame Theatre Company for the very last time today ending a 14-year stint as a student. There were tears - lots of them - and not only from me! Fame has been such an integral part of our weekly routine since Mr O was just five. He's grown up with Fame. It was the stabilizing influence through the not so wonderful high school years. The skills learned at Fame will be skills for life. Next year it's a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) at QUT and who knows where that will lead (but I have already told him I want first mention in the Academy Award acceptance speech. He's told me Fame will also get a mention). Even if that doesn't work out, the confidence, the ability to perform in front of an audience and a love of theatre will be with him forever. And so will the Fame family. My boy may have left the family home but the family is the family, forever.

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