I've started to write this "wrap-up" blog so many times over the last few days, but every time I do I end up at a loss. There is just so much to say...and yet, nothing to say.
If you saw the show, it speaks for itself.
If you were a part of the show in any capacity, that experience speaks for itself.
If you have read this blog that chronicles the events of the past year, it speaks for itself.
But it does seem that some sort of closure is necessary, at least for this leg of our journey. And so I'll do my best to provide you with that.
Like so many other times when I have been at a loss for words, or too exhausted to form coherent sentences, I will rely on the words of others. This is a repeat quote, but it so perfectly encapsulates what this monumental experience has meant to me, and I believe, to all those who took part in it that I feel it bears repeating:
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Much love and gratitude to all of you who have been onboard for this groundbreaking and miraculous theatrical and social "experiment." We all have a lot to be very proud of.
And I have no doubts that we will all meet again very soon.