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Days of Grease and how they apply today..... null                                                                         Recently I've been thinking of an old, digestive support cats in us dear friend. Because of a series of events which continue to present themselves in my life, digestive support cats in us I've been thinking about "Sandy". Actually her name is not Sandy, digestive support cats in us but that's the part she played in our production of "Grease".  I played the part of one of the Pink Ladies, digestive support cats in us  Jan. The summer of 1985 was a memorable one. My father had passed away that April, digestive support cats in us and in many ways that summer was one of sadness and grieving, digestive support cats in us along with conversely some wonderful memories of the opportunity of being cast in some great productions. Summer stock as with any small community can be an interesting one. Like any small community, digestive support cats in us and one that has proven to be competitive as well as caring, digestive support cats in us there are a variety of personalities and perspectives, digestive support cats in us and of course, digestive support cats in us there are the politics. However, digestive support cats in us despite any personality problems, digestive support cats in us fatigue, digestive support cats in us hangovers, digestive support cats in us deadlines, digestive support cats in us the shows were up and running and done so in a very professional manner. As with any community, digestive support cats in us especially one where competition resides, digestive support cats in us interesting dynamics and power plays would (and will) inevitably occur. We, digestive support cats in us as a group of young students performing in Summerstock theatre, digestive support cats in us  were not immune to such situations. It doesn't lose irony that the situation I write about was prompted by the girl playing Rizzo who began directly and indirectly fueling her hostility and aggression towards my friend who happened to be  playing the lead, digestive support cats in us Sandy. The girl playing Rizzo could be said to have had many of the characteristics of Riz off the stage as well. A complex, digestive support cats in us funny, digestive support cats in us passionate, digestive support cats in us sexy, digestive support cats in us alpha female, digestive support cats in us "Rizzo" was also known to be fiercely competitive and for whatever reasons, digestive support cats in us which have remained inexplicable to me, digestive support cats in us decided to engage in a sort of covert campaign against Sandy during the rehearsals and performances we played. Looking back I tend to think it was simply because she was immersing herself, digestive support cats in us quite heavily, digestive support cats in us into her role. However, digestive support cats in us her tactics and choices created unnecessary problems and damage, digestive support cats in us at least at the time. It created divisions and alliances between others as well. I remember feeling very powerless and conflicted at the time, digestive support cats in us wondering how to respond, digestive support cats in us how to defend her against all the whispering which I didn't even fully understand and/or was not privy to such conversations. I remember Sandy walking into our room after rehearsals, digestive support cats in us silent and hurt, digestive support cats in us but she never said anything. That was her style.   And I instinctively knew not to approach her or provide any "sympathy". Sandy was a person of enormous pride and self-awareness. She didn't need or have time for anyone's sympathy, digestive support cats in us or for that matter, digestive support cats in us anyone's petty gossip and insinuations. Digestive support cats in us To sum it up, digestive support cats in us Sandy was more mature and evolved than the majority of us. There were the nights during the production she would take long walks out in the corn fields. It's Iowa remember. I was always extremely relieved when she returned - the corn fields are a place where one can all too easily get lost. However, digestive support cats in us Sandy always found her way through the corn fields and eventually through the situation that we would later laugh about, digestive support cats in us but not without the realization of what individuals are capable of inflicting from whatever pain/perceptions they hold in their hearts. Today what I remember had little to do with the production of a show. Today I remember my friend Sandy who was a grown up, digestive support cats in us even though she was only eighteen.   When she was the first of our friends to marry, digestive support cats in us and the last one we expected to because of her independent nature, digestive support cats in us I sang at her wedding.    I was honored. The past few days I've thought about calling her. I would like to channel the dignity and poise I continued to witness in that young girl who I saw as a mentor. While compassion and conviction often seem to be too huge to carry at times, digestive support cats in us  qualities like temperance and reserve are necded especially when situations and individuals actions elude. Sandy had the ability I've seen in only a very rare few - to remain true to herself and her convictions and additionally detach from situations, digestive support cats in us whispers, digestive support cats in us innuendo that at that time at Okoboji were swirling and simmering. It seems my nature to understand situations is being broadsided by the reality there are situations that we simply shouldn't attempt to understand, digestive support cats in us at least at the time they are present in our lives. My own "summerstock" experience has lasted a much longer time than a summer. Since moving to California, digestive support cats in us finding a freedom and an independence has come with a cost. While it has been imperative for my own growth and maturity, digestive support cats in us it has also placed me in positions with some family members and those in powerful places that I frankly would not have thought to ever adequately anticipate. I've learned many things. I'm learning the value of insight and the art of discernment. I've learned that people see what they see and additionally they say what they want to say. I am no different in that regard and as such am a student as is everyone else. However the importance is in the realization that we all are both students and teachers to each other. Some choose to realize that, digestive support cats in us others may choose to exploit it. Its a choice we all make. Today I remember Sandy's poise, digestive support cats in us self-respect and inner strength during what was a turbulent moment years ago. I've been reminded by friends recently that others will make choices by their own perceptions, digestive support cats in us judgements, digestive support cats in us and/or agenda.  I can choose how to respond, digestive support cats in us or likewise, digestive support cats in us not.