Week 15 Being Unique

Hubby and I attended a play last evening, Million Dollar Quartet. It is about a specific date, December 4, 1956 at Sun Studio in Memphis, Tennessee where there was a jam session between Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, and Jerry Lee Lewis. Besides the usual supporting staff like costume designer and choreographer, there was a dialect coach. The man that played Johnny Cash, really did sound like Johnny Cash, moved like him, played his guitar like him. “Elvis” was constantly moving his legs. And man, could “Jerry Lee Lewis” really play that piano!

As with all plays/movies about real people, great pains were taken to have the person be recognizable as the real person. The audience is drawn into the life portrayed on the stage/screen. We know that of course this isn’t the original person, but it doesn’t matter. There are stunt doubles that the movie industry uses, but sometimes when these people are stood side by side, we are surprised. They may be quite alike or maybe they are several inches different in height! Identical twins may at first appear to be identical, but getting to know them, you find there are personality differences.

Yes, we are unique.

The world would be so boring if we were all the same!


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