I have a passion for sharing tools that build self esteem. This latest one comes direct from my personal life and my lifelong interest in acting:
I hadn’t seen my friend Laura since Thanksgiving so we made plans to hang out. I had a unique idea of what we could do and she was game. I wanted to play Show and Tell.
After Thai for dinner, it was time to begin. I pulled out the DVD tucked away in my purse like a treasure. It was a short film I starred in a few years ago called Insh’Allah. The story posed the toughest acting challenge I’d ever had – to play both a Palestinian woman and an Israeli woman in a series of monologues. I loved my performance and felt a sense of foreboding as the painful story progressed. I respect Laura’s opinion so it was really satisfying to hear her reaction. She was affected by it. And I was reminded of something: I’m a good actress!
Then it was Laura’s turn. She showed me a ton of creative images a photographer friend once took of her. It was a revelation to see different aspects of my responsible, meticulous friend: Laura dancing and looking Bohemian, Laura looking at the camera like a tough broad who’d seen it all.
What a great night and a great way to build upon our friendship. If you had a Show and Tell evening, what would you share? Who would you invite?