Saturday, September 17, 2011

Little Women~ A Remembrance

This was written last December... Yes, I still do miss these people, but it's okay now. I've moved on, but the memories are still deliciously sweet. I'm so excited for this year and the memories that are to come. More on HPA soon. :)

Little Women has officially been over for a week.

Well, a week, a day, 11 hours and 34 minutes if you want to get technical.

But if you want the truth, it feels like months.

People say I have four more years ahead of me, but that’s not true. I’ll never have that cast again. I could go on about that fact for hours, but we’ll dwell on happier thoughts for the moment.

Little Women was amazing and I loved every minute. I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Those moments during a hour and a half dance practice where you do the same step over and over again? I want them back!

The times half way through a show when you just want to sleep? I want them back!

The times when you have to go to the bathroom because you drank 3 bottles of water but you have 80 costume pieces tied around you? I want them back!

Why? because it would mean that I was there. in C----------. with my cast. and we would be having the time of our lives.


I miss sitting in that back corner of the make-up room with Arie, Maddie, Breanne and Brooklyn.

I miss reading Rachel’s new book entitled Letters to Jeremy and watching other people die laughing over it.

I miss Betts’ inhumanly-quick (23 second) change that Alli and I had down-pat.

I miss Asia’s hugs and I miss whispering those little words of encouragement to her.

I miss opening the make-up room door to let cool air in while I pray for the previously mentioned person.

I miss talk of calories, crashing and burning, atrociousness, and joining the circus.

I miss the prayer that surrounded us and the pumping-it-up afterwards.

But most of all, I just miss the people. They are so wonderful and I was so blessed to be a part of them.

Little Women changed my life.

I will never be the same.


Lauralea said...

Hello friend!

Once I was out of high school, I realized that I would never again go to the homeschool co-op group that met every Monday. I really miss all the fun times with my friends, the 'inside jokes' and the talks I could only have with them. Most of them are off at college, the rest are still there. I only see those still around once or twice a year. It's tough! It is so easy to start depending on a certain group of friends for fellowship. I think of all the parts of it I miss and get lonely and sad! I've learned during this year to depend more on God. It's impossible to "go back"- even though I would- and we're here and now to make a difference! Each eperience we have is a gift. God blesses us with wonderful people and fun times- and the one play certainly won't be your last! What I'm saying is, don't let your identity become so swallowed up in acting you become lonely when you're not doing it. Enjoy it, love it, and do your best, but when you "live" for HPA, it takes the place of God. I used to be in drama myself, and I know how hard it can be to miss a certain cast! Just some encouragement- and HPA is fine program- I know a few people in Lansing who are in it.

Elizabeth said...

Lindsey, that's such a beautiful post!! I have very similar memories, and spent time writing them down recently... I don't EVER want to forget those simply beautiful memories. :)

I love hearing about HPA from you, because I feel totally the same way. :)