Who knows if this will catch on (probably not) but I had this idea yesterday and went with it. It’s called, “Picture Paragraph.” You take a picture and write a paragraph telling us a little more about it. What was going on that day, your thoughts behind the picture, why you bought that (hideous) shirt you’re wearing, etc. It gives the author a chance to ramble and the reader a chance to get to love the rambler a little bit more. They say a picture is worth a thousand words – I’ll try a paragraph. Here goes.
I remember playing dress-up as a little girl, always with my sister and always having to show daddy our outfits. I remember twirling and posing, putting on Mama’s size 9 shoes and clonking around the house. Smiling big and tossing my hair “just so.” No one had to teach me that – it comes in every girl package. The desire to be admired. Doing shows at the theater gave me that same feeling. Dressing up and putting on something pretty. Now, instead of a one-daddy audience, I could have 1,000+! Talk about a high. In the past month and through a series of events I still don’t truly grasp, the Overlook Theater has stopped doing shows. No more theater?!?! I’m heartbroken. The truth: I am a woman who is admired by three very special people and that’s enough (truly).
But I’ll still miss the novelty of putting on a good show.
QUESTION: Are you a theater person? Try “Picture Paragraph” and let me know!