Eminent is finally over, but I’m not sure whether that is a good, or bad statement. I put so much hard work into my learning centre, that it’s slightly depressing to have it only last for an hour. At the same time, it probably means less stress.
Night of the Notables, isn’t a night that I will be forgetting anytime soon. I was a MC, which will hopefully make next years speech delivery, a bit easier. At intermission, we had the first act come out and take a bow. We had a joke, and some lines prepared, to invite them onstage. But as soon as Tori and I, (The two MC’s) stood up, it all went down the drain. The crowd knew that was the last act, and wouldn’t stop applauding until the speakers left the stage. We couldn’t control them; they were like untamed lions or something. Next year, I hope to hear that same applause once more; that same standing ovation, one last time.
I am an actress, so I love being on stage, or behind camera, which is one reason why I chose to research Judy Garland.
Most people know Judy by the characters that she played, or the songs that she sang, but they don’t think they know the real Judy. In actual fact, if you’ve heard Judy sing, you know her. You know how kind, and accepting she was, you know the suffering she went through, you even know what a good mother she was. Judy puts so much emotion into her singing, its like her voice is a storybook, a quick snapshot of her life.
I particularly remember one man who came to my learning centre. He walked down the hallway, ignoring every other student. He stopped at my learning centre, closed his eyes, and swung his head to the song, Somewhere over the Rainbow, which was playing on my speaker. When the song changed to The Man that got Away, he opened his eyes. He looked at me, and simply said, “So sad, she was very young.” I asked him how much he knew about Judy Garland, but he didn’t speak much English, so it was hard to tell. It sounded as if it was his first time experiencing her music.
That one guest at my learning centre, showed me that I had succeeded. Judy herself, got to send her own message to that man, instead of me doing it for her.
While the rest of my conversations were enjoyable, that one will always be my favourite. Judy has always been someone I’ve looked up to, but I never realized just how much she influenced our society.
Here are a few photos of my learning centre, which was a huge success.
My two new favourite books. Just kidding, but they were really interesting!
**For those of you wondering, I didn’t make any money to save the shoes, because I was so enthralled in my conversations with people, that I forgot to even bring it up a lot of the time. People commonly didn’t have their wallet with them, if I remembered to ask at all.**