"Bitterness is like a cancer, it feeds upon the host but does nothing to the object of it's displeasure."
I mention this today not because anyone is "bitter" at Tale's closing but because I feel it's important to remember that although we can feel sadness, melancholy and even slight anger at certain situations in life we need to focus on the good things. Life is indeed change and without it we have no growth.
When I'm on stage at night looking out at the audience standing on their feet at the end of the show, I know that we've done something good. I know that we have moved folks in a positive way. I know that we have taken people on a journey that they will hopefully remember for a long time to come.
I made a promise to myself a long time ago that my work, whatever it is, be a catalyst for positive change in the world. If I can affect one person in a positive way then I've done something good.
Tale's message of love and hope is one that is universal in our world. It is one that I take each night as I don the character of Carton and is a journey that I am truly grateful to have trekked.
But most importantly grateful to have shared it with all of you.
Here's to a few more performances and a few more moments to cherish.