The Irony of Fall Follies
Folly, noun – Lack of good sense or normal prudence and foresight, a foolish act or idea.
It seems to me that our annual Fall Follies is misnamed, as it is the furthest thing from folly. As a matter of fact, the entire production was a definition of our mission to Think Creatively, Act Compassionately, and Live Courageously.
Creativity showed through many of the acts, from Panji singing Bruno Mars or the gymnastics routines, all the way to “How to Fold a Bandana.”
Compassion was on display by the audience as students summoned their courage to perform. It was not just compassion, but there was an energy of encouragement, a palpable sense of “you can do this.” Backstage I was not only able to see students encourage and support their fellow performers but also look out into the audience – the faces of the audience were saying “you’ve got this.”
And the courage. Getting in front of 250 people, many of them peers along with some parents, is no small feat for a student. There were six acts from Kindergarten- from songs to poems to a ballet number. Cade from 3rd grade with his magic show had such comedic timing. Alicia, who just joined the school a few weeks ago, sang “Into the Light.” These were just a few of the students who demonstrated true courage.
While we will likely not rename our Fall Follies, they are indeed the opposite.
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