Behind The Curtain
It was tradition at the High school I attended for all grade 8 students to be part of the Newcomers Concert. It was more like a variety/talent show. I remember the group I was in had to do a dance by Mary Mary – Shackles. Our Senior team leader showed us the choreography and we had to practice for weeks just to perfect it. The night before the show was reserved dress rehearsals and we had to go through the entire program, one could not make any mistakes because those rehearsals were and indication of what will happen the following day when you had to perform in front of the entire school and parents. The rehearsals had the stage management and sound guys present so they could time all the performances and make any last minute changes that were needed. After every performance the curtains would close and the following act would quickly get into position before the curtains opened again.
I have been thinking a lot about the curtains closing and opening so much the past few days. For some odd reason I see myself about to perform but when I am on stage I find myself dancing behind a curtain, I never get the chance to be seen by everyone instead I am hiding behind the curtain. The reasons I am there is because no one can critique me behind the curtain because they cant see me; I don’t have to do much work behind the curtain, even if I mess up my steps it will be fine and finally it is a lot safer there. So in summary there is no JUDGEMENT, FAILURE or HARD WORK behind the curtain. Hiding behind the curtain also means I am wasting my POTENTIAL ….