Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Disappointment Part 2

So, just an update.

I went to Relay for Life this weekend. They didn't read my Granny's name when talking about those who this weekend was honoring. I feel alright about never going to another one.

Now, let it be known, my Granny wasn't your typical cancer survivor. She read the keynote speech for the survivors a few years ago. She went every year, even when she didn't feel like it. And, frankly, she had three luminaries, so there's really no excuse for them to NOT have her name on a list to be read somewhere.

No excuse. None.

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I'm not Hal in Proof. I'm not Orlando in As You Like It. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed. Now, mind you, I'm thrilled with who DID get Orlando, and am positive that they will knock it out of the park, especially with Tiffany Porter as Rosalind. But, still...it's discouraging.

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When I was home, I went to my home church. While there, I was able to see a really great sermon by this guy Steven Furtick. The thing that I needed to hear was the idea of remembering God's past faithfulness. The idea that He has brought me through hard times before, and He will bring me through again.

It's been of great comfort these last few days, but today, when I found out I didn't get Orlando, it suddenly got very hard. Very, very hard. However, I'm trying to take a step back, see the big picture, and know that I will be placed where I need to be.

But, man, it's just hard sometimes.

3 comments:

Redd Horrocks-Maier said...

Never forget how awesome you are.

Em said...

This is Mark, although I'm signed on as my wife.

I know how it is. I've got this mega-huge dream role. Basically it's the equivalent of what Hotspur is to you. A theatre I've worked at that seems to like me very much is finally doing the show. I expressed extreme interest to the AD. He wrote me back saying he can't picture me as the role, but I was welcome to come down and give it a shot. The audition is in early August. There's obviously still hope, but man, it was a crushing blow to read that somebody doesn't see the potential for a role that I've been wanting so badly for so long. I have every intention of going down there and showing him what I've got. Hell - I don't even know if he's directing the show. If not, it doesn't matter what he thinks.

Anyway, I feel you. Keep the faith.

Jacob York said...

Thanks, folks. I sure do appreciate it.

And, Mark, I'll be keeping my fingers crossed for you.