Listening and watching.
Listening and watching and feeling.
Why do I speak?
Why do I act?
Where are my intentions coming from and where do they go?
How much of my speech is about other people and their actions
or inaction’s? Do I gossip?
Do I talk to bring attention to “me”; the “I” and ego?
Or do I mind my mind, pay attention and speak when it is
the truth; is helpful; causes no harm and timely?
Staying awake in order to pay attention and have choice,
takes concentration, awareness and practice.
Where did these words come from? Are they helpful, true and timely
or more of my ego trying to appear like I know something?
Harbor High School’s Fiddler On the Roof is one of the best high school productions I’ve seen in years. The casting and direction are top notch. The acting, singing and dancing superb. And the costumes, sets and musicians provide the perfect accompaniment and atmosphere.
We watched the film version of Fiddler the day before it opened at Harbor and were quite impressed with how close to the movie the students presented. The dance numbers were quite amazing and each actor seemed perfectly matched and suited for their part. The roles could have been custom made for David Warner, who plays Tevye and Jade Gregg, who is Golde.
A lot of the issues in the play are also very relevant for these times. Many people around the world are still persecuted because of their beliefs, religion and/or culture and more than half of the world’s marriages are arranged.
Fiddler On the Roof plays for 2 more weekends (Friday & Saturdays at 7:30) at Harbor High School. If you get a chance, go see it. You will be hard pressed to find a better production anywhere.