When all the world is a hopeless jumble,
and the raindrops tumble all around,
heaven opens a magic lane...
(Over the rainbow, Arlen-Harburg, 1939)
Our house this year, with the 17 year old, has been a struggle. Academics have not been his strong suit and his highlight in the school play was over shadowed by an act of poor judgment. Each day begins with a battle to get him out of bed and often times ends with a pointless discussion prompted by a letter, sent in the mail by a teacher, paradoxically called a progress note. So we grab our successes when we can.
If you have five minutes watch this. Please forgive my bragging, I do try to avoid such behaviour outside of knitting of course. Here's the boy, in his team's prize winning 72 hour film festival entry, Capeless. Their requirements were that they use film noir as their genre, use a paintbrush as a prop, and begin or end the film with the line "I'm going to need to borrow your car." Bryant wrote the screenplay, wrote and performed the score and was the primary actor. He won the prize for best composer of an original score and his teammate won for best cinematographer. It proves to us how successful he can be when something catches his interest. We just have to get this guy through traditional high school and on to other things.
PS: If you can't get the video to run, go to Youtube and search for Capeless. It's about the second one down.