I saw Our Town last night, a play by Thornton Wilder. Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1938, the setting, the story resonates as if a modern play. This production is masterful in it's minimalist approach, a fantastic cast and intuitive set design.
I appeared in my high school production (who hasn't), in a completely forgettable version (I was the farmer). What struck me so much last night was how at 14 or 15, I got what Thornton Wilder was getting at, enough for it to have stayed with me all these years and develop into more understanding of humanity and life. Last night my illumination was visceral.
At one point the stage manager says,
"You got to love life to live life,
and live life to love life"....