Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence.”
- Emma Bombeck
For Thanksgiving my dad's family always gathers at one his five brother's or sister's houses. I see all of my cousins there, and we do the same thing for Easter and Christmas every year. I look forward to these gatherings for they are a chance for all of us to bond and spend time together.
Another thing that the beginning of winter brings is the end of the fall drama which was The Elephant Man. Despite not having rehearsed the full play until the day before the production, we did quite well. I liked my roll as Carr Gomm; Administrator of the London Hospital. Tyler Arle did a fantastic job as Joseph Merrick and Anthony Duane had a great accent and did an excellent job as Frederick Treves.
With the end of the previous term come a new term with new arts. Drama moves on from a serious drama to a light and happy musical. Curtains will be the production and it is a musical comedy about a play within a play. The cast of Robin Hood of the West (or something like that) are all ready for the grand debut except for the lead actress (a terrible singer and performer). After the opening show terrible reviews are received and the lead actress is found murdered. A detective who has always wanted to be a performer is soon on the scene investigating the murder while meeting these famous actors and actresses he has always dreamed of speaking with.
The leaves have fallen off the trees, ice is beginning to form on lakes, ponds and streams and winter weather is on the way. Already when you get into your car in the morning you spend the first five or so minutes longing for the heat to turn on. Christmas music is on the radio spreading holiday cheer. I can't wait to see what comes with winter.