Today Unified Theater, in partnership with our Affiliate Hartford Stage, toured around Hartford with 25 students of all abilities from eight different schools.
One of the songs the
students rockstars performed was ‘Hall of Fame’ (choreographed by Kayla!). And, as part of their theme, they all made their own Hall of Fame plaques…
And here’s the thing that makes me super excited as I look through these… no two plaques look the same. We’ve got dazzling dancers, and master painters, and mustachioed architects, and smiling baseball players, and captivating pianists, and tough football stars, and star singers, and thoughtful listeners, and beautiful bakers, and track speed daemons, and so so much more…
From Shakespeare’s “This above all: to thine own self be true.” to Lady Gaga’s “Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put on some sunglasses, cuz we were born this way!“… Perhaps our greatest desire in life is to be loved, recognized, and embraced for exactly who we are. To be celebrated for our abilities each and every moment.
We change. We evolve. We move on and move up. We are perfectly imperfect.
But, in each moment, as we dance around the sun, the most beautiful and perfect gift we can give each-other is to say: Be you — who you are, where you are, right now. I know that you can SHINE!