Thank God I Didn’t Get Cast as Annie

Thank God I Didn’t Get Cast as Annie

In 5th grade I tried out for our school play.  The production was Annie and like every other girl in the grade I wanted to play Annie. I practiced and practiced singing, “ The sun will come out tomorrow” and all the other songs on the soundtrack album until my family was so sick of hearing about the sun coming out. I had myself convinced that I sounded a bit like Andrea McArdle who was playing the part on Broadway. (Truthfully, I can sort-of carry a tune and that is about all.)

And then, the day of the audition I was up on stage and singing in front of all those people and it all fell apart. I was flustered and sang the lines of one song mixed up with the lines of another.  We all got a part in the play, but thankfully I was not cast as Annie.

I say thankfully because I know my real talent is behind the camera not in front. But, I always admire the children who get up on stage and give it their all.  I photographed the United Nations International School’s annual talent show this past month. Students from all over the world grades K-4 danced, sang, told stories, fenced, and smashed wooden blocks in two. Having the opportunity to photograph and capture their grace, confidence and their generosity in sharing their gifts was truly an honor.

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Wouldn’t you love to have photographs of your kids/grandkids doing their favorite activity? I can help you get from “something you’d love to have” to something that is on your wall.  Get in touch. Have camera. Will travel.

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