Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Saturday, April 02, 2011

Edges

So I am a HUGE fan of AKT Theatre, I mean, of course I am, Angie Kane Ferrante is absolutely amazing, but truly, Edges was amazing!

It starts out with this song 'become' and the chorus goes...

But still I smile because I need to look strong, and all the while I keep soldiering on, I want to see me from where I’ve begun, but I’m afraid to be who I am, who I want to become…

I can tell you at almost every time in my life I've felt like this.

Now, there are a few times when there is adult content, but it is certainly nothing I've never heard before and it is easily overlooked (at least my me)

So then after the first act, Phyllis informs me that the second song reminds her of me... and I'm thinking great, (the first song in the 2nd act is called 'I hope you die' so who knows right?) but after the first line, I'm crying.  Not to mention that Aaron sang it, great kid that Aaron Glenn.

I once knew a woman who tried to keep going
Who made more of life than what she had been dealt
A woman who raised a city of children
Who never got back or got asked how she felt
I once knew a woman who had a laugh just like thunder
And hands that can wipe away anyone’s tears
A women’s whose life wasn’t measured by time
Who stayed the same age despite passing years
So look bright, so look strong
Act the unbeatable part you once played
So hold tight, so hold on
Hold fast to the delicate future you made
Cause as I’m getting older
I’m finding the holes
I never wanted to see
So hold on, hold fast, hold tighter for me
I once knew a woman who would take me to breakfast
Who taught me that I could mix ketchup with eggs
I once knew a woman who saw all my moments
Who taught me to sing and to stand on both legs
I once knew a woman not scared to be challenged
Embracing all chances although she could fail
And when she fell down she would always get up
I wasn’t afraid, I knew she’d prevail
So look bright, so look strong
Act the unbeatable part you once played
So hold tight, so hold on
Hold fast to the delicate future you made
Cause as I’m getting older
I’m finding the holes
I never wanted to see
So hold on, hold fast, hold tighter for me
I don’t have to leave I can stay by your side
What can I do so you’re able to see
That I won’t ever try without you there to catch me
So please be the woman I need you to be.
Don’t cry, and act strong
Be the unbeatable part you once played
So just try and hold on
Everything’s fine mom, you cant be afraid
So hold on, hold fast, hold tighter for me

So maybe that wouldn't have made everyone cry but me... well, I guess because I've always struggled with hoping that I am a good mom (and just kind of realizing I did ok - by the grace of God go I), that's who I always wanted to be! 

But here's the deal about the Edges song cycle, almost every song, is how everyone you know (including you) has felt at one time (or all times in their lives).  Its about how we feel, and what we cover up.  I have seen quite a few musicals (I love them) but this one, beats them all, if I was able to buy the score (or soundtrack or whatever it is called) I'd buy it today.

This is what I'm saying to you... if you haven't figured it out... Go see Edges, you won't be sorry.  Support local theatre, even though I am not crazy about  Downriver, we've got some talent, AKT theatre happens to be a bright spot in Downriver, get some light, it will do your heart some good! And it's only ten bucks, you could spend ten bucks at Starbucks, and it won't be nearly as good!




P.S.  I don't mix ketchup with eggs (gross)

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