as you do

So I had this whole post in my head. I was dying to write it this morning. It was all about the ‘outtakes’ of the play.

Moments like the one below, when Brooke was standing on stage and someone else was talking and she was, well, doing this …

And I had a whole bunch of them.

There was this one ..

And this one ..

And this one …

And this one ..

And of course this one ..


And I was going to put all kinds of pithy little captions on the pictures.

Cause you know, that’s what I do.

But mostly I was going to tell about you my absolute favorite moment in the whole kit and kaboodle. The one when Brooke had the line that got the laugh.

“Absolutely horrible!”

(That was the line, in case you wanted to know).

And since I don’t have time to tell you the context, you’re just going to have to take my word for the fact that it was funny. Like really funny. And that it got a big, hearty, sincere laugh from the audience.

But mostly I wanted to tell you about how as soon as we all laughed, Brooke had this moment – this glorious, perfect moment – and she looked up and she smiled and she literally bathed in the glow of her connection with the audience – knowing that we were laughing with HER – that SHE had spread joy and sparked laughter. It was magic.

And I wanted to tell you how she then did what anyone would do in that kind of moment – she burst into song, because well, isn’t that what you do? And so in the middle of the show on the middle of the makeshift stage in the middle of the room, my girl belted out ..


And it was absolutely perfect.

(But I don’t have time to do any of it justice because my alarm didn’t go off this morning which I’m thinking was God’s way of forcing me into the damn Oxygen Mask, but anyway I’m running REALLY late now, so this is going to have to suffice. So um, bye.)

17 thoughts on “as you do

  1. I am laughing with her. Brooke is perfect! Everything is perfect! Thanks for the perfect way to begin my day!

    Love you,

  2. She is a wondrous gift, that girl. And, hey, what’s a show without a little extemporaneous song, right? I suspect everyone else thought it was pretty perfect, too.

  3. I love the pictures! My son bursts into song, too, when he is excited about making interpersonal connections. For him, 90% of the time he belts out The Veggie Tales theme song. πŸ™‚

  4. THAT is a beautiful moment. And I know JUST how that feels. And it’s an awesome feeling. How wonderful she did it, and she GOT it! LOVE love LoVe. xoxoxoxo

  5. So you’re ending this beautiful post apologizing for getting up late? It would have taken me a month to put together something like that… But seriously, I will check out Drama David for our prince next year.

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