It was she who taught me “when a man shows you who he is, believe him.”
But it was also she who said, “I believe talent is like electricity. We don’t understand electricity. We use it. You can plug into it and light up a lamp, keep a heart pump going, light a cathedral, or you can electrocute a person with it. Electricity will do all that. It makes no judgement. I think talent is like that.”
Yep, Maya Angelou has got it goin’ on. . .
It’s the talent piece. We ALL have it. Just different means and measures. And it’s what we do with it that ultimately matters.
Tonight I saw it on stage . . . my own kids, other people’s kids . . .my pure joy was to watch the spark of some and the agony of others. The Uniontown Bible Church performing arts camp production of Extreme Cuisine was just that . . . a beautiful gift of self discovery for the cast of young people who partook all week.
It’s a gift that Shirley Dooley and Lora Strosneider give every year along with their supportive set building husbands.
As a mom . .. I am so grateful for the opportunity for self discovery for the kids of this community. THAT is a beautiful thing.
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