Our three-act play comes to a close

blogIMG_0238If “all the world’s a stage,” as Shakespeare wrote in his comedy, As You Like It, then this past year – 2012 – proved to be a three-act play for us here at Mama’s Empty Nest.

Yes, this year was theatrical.  Many actors, who were family and friends, played their roles superbly.

The elaborate sets contained beautiful changes of scenery.

Costumes?  Oh yes, exquisitely adorned gowns and fancy suits of finery.

Makeup.   Flowers.  Hair design.  Lighting.  Music and dancing.

All of these aspects played a vital part in this theatrical endeavor.  Countless behind the scenes workers helped make the production successful.

The story, written by God, author of the universe, was a love story enacted in three parts. 

The plot contained several emotional ups and downs, particularly seen in the role of  The Mother. 

The dialogue consisted of promises and vows with a few speeches thrown in for good measure.

It was a long-running play, lasting for most of the year, but it garnered rave reviews.  All of the cast members received gifts and accolades as they took their bows at curtain call.

Principal cast members gathered for a cast party at Christmas to celebrate not only the Savior’s birth but the year of the play.   And they all counted the blessings received during this very special year.

As the footlights start to dim and the final curtain draws to a close on this amazing year, the play, The Year of the Weddings, also comes to an end.   What a wondrous year it has been!

But a brand new one awaits.  A year full of opportunity and fresh beginnings.  Tonight as we ring out the old year and ring in the new, The Year of the Weddings will become lodged in our memories and a new production will commence.

Tomorrow we open with a brand new performance, a “book” with 365 blank pages.  As I gaze upon tomorrow’s blank page and consider the pages to come, I intend to write a good “book.”   How about you?

“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts…” ~ William Shakespeare

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