When the show started, I was so freaking nervous that I was sure you could see my hands shaking from space. I’m glad that the cast and I decided to sit on the stage because it made me seemingly less terrified to know that my friends were sitting directly behind me and could possibly resuscitate me or just roll me off to the side of the stage if I fainted from nerves or lack of blood flow throughout my body due to my Spanx.
The show was just so beautiful and before I knew it, the last speaker, Marilee, was reading and I couldn’t believe how the show just flew by. While Marilee was in the middle of her gorgeous story that makes me cry every single time I hear it, I noticed Zoe walking down the steps on the right side of the theatre making her way backstage and I started to freak out internally.
When the cast was lining up backstage before the show began, I was the last one out of the dressing room and I noticed that Zoe left her bag right next to mine. She keeps her diabetes supplies in it, meter and snacks and insulin, and I wanted to grab it, but I knew she was out in the lobby handing out programs and I figured she would be ok. I had backed way off her insulin that afternoon because I knew she would be running around helping out and so I left her bag there.
I couldn’t see Zoe’s face when she was making her way backstage, so I couldn’t tell if she was low. I can usually tell just by looking at her if her blood sugar is below a 70, but it was dark in the theatre and the stage lights were blinding. I could only make out her white dress and as she disappeared backstage, I said a prayer that she made it to her bag and didn’t pass out while wrestling open a granola bar or a juice box. I then tried to send my mother urgent mental telepathy diabetes 911 messages but I had no idea where she was in the audience so my efforts were pretty much pointless. That and the fact that I do not posses any mental telepathy powers (that I’m aware of).
A few minutes later while I was in the middle of my closing notes, all of a sudden Zoe was standing directly to my left and clearly her diabetes emergency better be a good one because I AM TALKING AND WHY ARE YOU ON STAGE and she was there to bring me flowers from the cast.
Well played, cast, well played. Thanks for the heart attack and the flowers.
But mostly the memories and the kick ass show.10 comments »