“Fair sir, do not tempt me with fruit from other trees.” That’s the line I overheard my 12-year-old, Mr. O, dramatically deliver last night to his 9-year-old brother, Mr. T. They were supposed to be sleeping but bringing a dramatic flair to a discussion about trading action figures was clearly WAY more exciting.
This kind of drama has peppered their conversations for the past two weeks. This is what happens after children go see a Shakespeare play.
Indeed, there’s no denying the power of the arts to inspire and to heal. And while my boys have taken a more creative spin on a performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,“–Mr. T has decided he’s Puck and Mr. O is Lysander–it also helped me heal from my did George Zimmerman really just get acquitted? shock.
You see, we went to see the play the evening after the verdict. I didn’t…
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