Sunday, May 23, 2021

Prom 2021

Daughter (left) & Prom Date
Last year, as everything was shutting down, the first person to truly understand how long does all might take was my daughter. Class of 2021, she saw all the events of her senior year vanish from her imagination, even last spring. No concerts, no plays, all celebrations, canceled. She saw all this first.

The other night an audience gathered on the lawn in front of Cleveland Heights High School to watch the first live, public performance of the school year. Middle school and high school orchestras, Including both of my children. It was a beautiful evening, for so many reasons.

Last year I wrote a short play for the class of 2020, the year of the Lost Prom. Maria Guardino Schreiner made this great recording from it. Last night, my daughter got her Prom, a scrap of senior year, saved.

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