Friday evening was the Drama Banquet for Snider High School. (I already posted a picture from that event.) On the invitation we were encouraged to dress as our favority movie actor or character.
That was a challenge for me, though I suppose as a parent, I could have opted out. (Most did. I haven’t grown up yet). Hope and her friend Ashley decided to go as Ashley and Mary-Kate. They had Andrew make T-shirts with the names printed on them.
I decided to get a T-shirt, too (black, long-sleeve). On the back is now printed my favorite character: story.
I realized that the core of a movie, book, play, life is the story. It gives the rest of the characters context. It gives the director a reason. It gives the audience something to order the experience.
Effects are helpful, of course. Costuming, make-up, acting…all are necessary and in a pinch can make even a weak story watch-able. In the case of a musical, great music and dancing can provide an excuse for a shallow story.
However, I’m still about story. Anyone who talks with me knows that storu shows up in how I explain almost everything.
And now, I have a shirt to prove it.
So do you have a story about your favorite character?
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