THE JEWELS OF DE NIAL

Left to right bottom row – Pearl played by Kathy (me), Ruby/Christine, and Opal/June – back row Gail our sound effects person and Todd, the auctioneer and plumbing salesman

For the next three days we will rehearse our next episode of Jewels of deNial. This is the show I’ve been collaborating on with my senior acting and prolific writers. This show is about the theatre I work at, which was once a children’s theatre and now has classes for all ages. The restrooms have created an unforeseen problem. All the toilets are designed for children and with the addition of 55+ actors, we have to replace them. Our group, which spans three decades, has a lot of ideas how to solve the issue. We’re going to have an auction to raise money to raise the toilets.

I’ve been blessed to be part of this project for almost two years. We’ve written a few episodes – recorded three of them and will present “The Auction” this weekend to a live audience. There’s nothing like live theatre. You never know for sure how your work will be received. There’s an energy that flows from stage to audience and back to the stage, which can’t be described. It’s almost magical. I never get tired of the feeling. Undoubtedly I will spend the remaining years of my life involved with theatre in some form or another. It’s really true what they say about it getting into your blood.

During the course of the collaboration, we’ve been sharing from our own life experiences. You know the stories the keep getting bigger with the telling. They become more and more hilarious as they’re repeated and often go further than reality, but isn’t that what creativity allows us to do.

Life in its final chapters can be a series of visits to the doctor – becoming addicted to the TV – with limited physical and mental activity. The lack of exercise for our minds and bodies, soon gives way to death. What fun to be able to live life to the fullest right up until the last breath.

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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11 Responses to THE JEWELS OF DE NIAL

  1. Ha! I love the toilet tale. That is very funny and also very real! Great post. Good luck with the performance. 🙂

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  2. I think this will be a wonderful performance and one terribly needed for all the wonderful laughs it will bring from folks who most need to laugh these days!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I certainly hope so. If nothing else it provided those involved with a purpose during such difficult times. We laughed until tears filled our eyes and our sides ached.

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  3. davidkitz says:

    I love your attitude and approach to life, Kathy! Keep it up as long as you are able.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thanks David. I’ve been struggling recently with shortness of breath. I don’t have COVID but am beginning to feel my age. I will continue until I simply can’t anymore. God has a plan❤️

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  4. oneta hayes says:

    Sounds like so much fun. Remain well and have fun and success.

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  5. K.L. Hale says:

    Oh, Kathy! I’d give anything to be there to see it. I love theater. My sister and I were part of a youth troupe at The Landers theater in Springfield when we were younger. Those days ended too soon. This looks like great fun, wonderful writing, and some chuckles! 💛

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      You’d be surprised at the memories each of us has to share. The oldest is 84, I’m 79 ad the youngest is 69. We have so much fun when we’re writing together. Most of the things we write are from personal experience.

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  6. Sure wish I could be there to witness this firsthand! Looks like lots of fun. 😊

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