They broke out play in school yesterday.
That meant that instead of teaching 3 periods yesterday, I taught one.
A friend of mine is heading the play, so I sat in on a few try-outs.
It was camp all over again.
Except this time, I knew the girls, they were my students, and I felt bad for them.
I wanted to explain away every bad audition the second the girl left the room.
“She’s really brilliant!”
“You should know she’s an excellent writer.”
“That girl is the sweetest thing ever.”
“She’s very organized.”
As though their other assets would make up for their obvious lack in talent.
My friend wasn’t impressed.
Still, I ask.
Why do they try out?