Singin’ in the Rain

I know, I know– it’s the all Princess Ida, all the time channel on the blog this week. But this is all I’m doing and, therefore, everything I have to say is about the show. So deal.

Tonight is preview night– our first show with a real audience! To prepare, our dress rehearsal was last night. There were a few slip-ups, but on the whole, it was a great show, and it’s going to be even better tonight. Evidence:

But the best part of last night? After rehearsal, we were heading out to walk to our cars and opened the stage door to find an absolute downpour. A few minutes of debate later, we decided to run for it. Momentarily it was apparent that running wasn’t going to make us much less wet, so we slowed our pace, sang songs, jumped in puddles, and generally had fun. It was lovely– For once, just for a while, I was not thinking about who likes me or doesn’t like me, how fat I look in this outfit, or whether I was going to stick my foot in my mouth. I was just in the moment, singing and dancing in the rain, smiling like a loon, and letting happy happen.

My wish for all of you today is that you’ll get some of those moments, too– when nothing else matters but jumping in puddles and laughing with your friends.