narrator: 113/365

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Ecole Champlain, 1970, in front of le theatre

Growing up, I was always the narrator in school plays–sitting on a high stool just behind the curtain. But at camp one summer, I was given a real part. The counselor in charge of the play ended up screaming at me to act–that’s what it took to get me to come out of my skin. I guess I’ve always played it pretty close to the vest.

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5 thoughts on “narrator: 113/365

    • Upon further reflection… ‘reserved’ seems more apt.
      Certainly true for me. Thou I have… all too often…
      ‘acted-out’ in airports and subsequently on the plane
      … something to do with feeling trapped.

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  1. Helena, thanks for your comments. Close to the vest comes from card games–holding your cards close to your chest. So yes, reserved or private–not giving things up easily to others.

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  2. I, too, was forced on-stage at Ecole to play Le Petit Prince. I remember it being part of the 30 days of “french-only.” I have a photo of myself, alone on stage with make-shift sets. And I remember Babe taking me aside for an embrace and congatulations. I just wanted to ride horses and swim.

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