Okay, here it comes. The waterworks.
Y'see, when I was a kid, I had these ridiculous dreams. Big dreams. Not Hollywood dreams. Broadway dreams.
Lights, caked-on makeup, the voice of an elevated nightingale, the falling chandelier, the glamor, the stage.
I wanted it all.
I don't mean just the spotlight; that wasn't really my part to play in this magical kingdom. I knew my voice, intimately so. I knew that my calling lay in a different part of the theatre. Not that I didn't want to perform, I still wanted it with all my soul. But I couldn't.
No, the greater dream was to own the theatre like a puppetmaster, write the plays, and then walk amongst the talented actors on their turf, a castaway in the sea of talent.
Where are these dreams? Buried. Deep, deep beneath the stomped-upon earth, now covered in dandelions and sweetgrass.
Now I should bury them again, shouldn't I?