Today I was on the stair-master and I realized that when I was 10 I had an act of courage. As someone with a learning disability, like thousands of Actors, Artists, and Thinkers throughout history.
I was 10, fourth grade, and I was struggling in school. Struggling to learn and really absorb what was happening. I was stuck and intimidated teacher and the fact that other kids were learning and I was not. I was fortunate that my Mom helped relocate me to another class and teacher which helped. Before this happened. In less then two month. I planned three puppet shows with the inspiration of “The Marx Brother” and “Tom Lehrer” -two of my satirical influences. I created comedic scripts and scenes for the puppets. Brought the puppet stage on the bus three times and to my surprise had an audience of laughter and giggles each time I put it on. Each time I performed the puppet shows I was committed to entertain and hopefully make the other kids laugh. What impressed me as I looked back is this was my reslience. I wanted to connect with others. I wanted to bond and connect in laughter and reach out and feel connected and make others feel good through humor and performance.
I had a voice, a sense of purpose, and I was courageous. The puppet shows were an act of courage.
I am now asking that 10 year old voice for the help and courage to help me with just over 13 Days to go to raise money on my Kickstarter to
produce my Art. Am I crazy? Can this happen. With $4,000 more to raise. Link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1398081019/the-rita-hayworth-of-this-generation
Well with the spirit of my 10 year old! What I can do is work hard, have a clear intention, feel the connection of the communities around me, make sure that I laugh and laugh with others, and believe in myself no matter what! That’s younger self I love you.
What are the most courageous acts you did when you were 10? Or ten years ago or
in the next 10 years?