On my birthday, Bill and I had breakfast with Jll, Dagny, and Maggie Faith. Alastair and Addie had long since left for school, since they are on their bus by 7 o’clock every morning. We sat down at the counter, and I casually told Jll that Bill and I would be unable to attend the music concert that Dagny and Maggie’s school was holding the next night at Thomas Jefferson High School because of a scheduling conflict. I didn’t think much about it until I looked to my left, and saw that Maggie was silently crying, literally with tears rolling down her cheeks. Her parents were also going to be unable to attend, and she was so sad that she wasn’t going to have a big audience to see her performance. Jll told us that the dress rehearsal was that night, and we all agreed that we would attend the dress rehearsal. That cheered her up a bit.
The performance was not simply a Christmas musical concert; it was sort of a musical play with a holiday theme. The story took place in a magical forest, and featured a variety of forest creatures, not the least of which were the rabbits. And Magnolia was a rabbit extraordinaire…..
None of us are quite certain as to why her bunny ears were not sticking straight up as all of the other rabbits’ ears were, but it likely has to do with the fact that Maggie Faith does now and will evermore STAND OUT.
The dress rehearsal, while truly a rehearsal, was tons of fun, and Maggie’s rabbit scene was not surprisingly the best of the show. As for Dagny, she chose to act as stage crew. No need for the spotlight for Dagny Tess.
Have a good weekend.