Thursday, May 19, 2011

Soon It's Gonna Rain- A Lesson in the Power of Unity

Tonight the show I was in ended. After a two night run, selling out the first night and over selling the second night, our show, "The Fantasticks," ended. Though it was a small student directed musical the show taught me a lesson. The lesson being never lose hope. About a month ago all of us had given up on the show. It was not getting anywhere and we felt doomed. In fact up until a week ago we still did. We decided the show was doomed so we went out and just had fun. As a result magic happened. Everything that was wrong was fixed, the audiences grew, and overall we got remarks saying the show was one of the best student directed shows ever. In the show there is a song called "Soon It's Gonna Rain." We all know I have an obsession with rain, so of course I loved this song. Tonight after our final show was over, I walked outside with my suit jacket hanging over my shoulder into a downpour of rain. I just smiled and let the feeling of bliss take over. This show taught me never to lose hope. As long as you believe, things will happen the way they should, despite all odds. In the end there is a happy ending.

"Hear how the wind begins to whisper.
See how the leaves go streaming by.
Smell how the velvet rain is falling,
Out where the fields are warm and dry.
Now is the time to run inside and stay.
Now is the time to find a hideaway
Where we can stay.

Soon it's gonna rain.
I can see it.
Soon it's gonna rain.
I can tell.
Soon it's gonna rain.
What are we gonna do?

Soon it's gonna rain.
I can feel it.
Soon it's gonna rain.
I can tell.
Soon it's gonna rain.
What'll we do with you?

We'll find four limbs of a tree.
We'll build four walls and a floor.
We'll bind it over with leaves,
And run inside to stay.

Then we'll let it rain.
We'll not fell it.
Then we'll let it rain,
Rain pell-mell.

And we'll not complain
If it never stops at all.
We'll live and love
Within our own four walls.

We'll find four limbs of a tree.
We'll build four walls and a floor.
We'll bind it over with leaves,
And run inside to stay.

Soon it's gonna rain.
Come run inside to stay!
Soon it's gonna rain.
For soon it's gonna rain.
I can see it.
I can feel it.
Run inside and...

Then we'll let it rain.
We'll not feel it.
Then we'll let it rain.
Ran pell-mell.

And we'll not complain
- Happy ending...
If it never stops at all.
Then we'll let it rain.
Why complain?

We'll live and love within our walls.
Happily we'll live and love,
No cares at all.
Happily we'll live and love
Within our castle walls."


-Brandon

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