Joy Is Your Birthright / Stage West Theater / Classes Resume Sept. 5

Dedicated
to our much Loved
Friend, Teacher, Mentor
and
Director of Shakespeare Productions
George X Rodriguez.

You are an
Treasured Inspiration
to everyone.

Thank You

There are so very, very many
apparent
examples of God’s intervention
and His Love for us.
And
our Love

for one another,
is among them.

Philosophy
determines the course
of each person’s Life.

There is nothing
more significant or important
in the entire Universe,
than the conscious Life
of an individual Human Being.

Nothing
is more important.

                        Declare your own reality.

Existence itself
has NO meaning,
NO value,
without your conscious
FREEDOM
to declare your own reality,
in a World
filled with illusions.

What is the purpose of existence?

Our search for meaning in Life
has resulted in
deep philosophical and Theological
introspection.

Throughout our History,
the meaning of Life was derived from
contemplation and inquiry
about existence and consciousness,
and
the pursuit of happiness.

And of ALL founding documents
crafted to establish countries
throughout the entire World,
the pursuit of happiness,
is mentioned ONLY in
the United States Constitution.

Other countries
are built upon cornerstones of viscous battle,
inflated ego, narrowly defined nationality,
cultural bias, religion, language, and territory.

Search for meaning.

But America is the exception.
Our foundation
is Life, Liberty
and the pursuit of happiness.
It appears in the very first sentence
of our Declaration of Independence.

America is the only place
on Earth or in History
created to be both free and at liberty
and with a joyful purpose.
America is guided by
a Sacred Purpose.
We,
individually and personally,
decide on any pathway
that we choose.

Freedom.

The covenants, conventions, protocols,
compacts, constitutions and concordances
of all other Nations
are NOT crafted to find
Happiness.
.
But Joy
is your Constitutional Birthright.
.
Yes,
the United States of America is the first

and only
Nation founded to be
Happy.
.
My Dear Friends,
this is but another example
of God’s intervention
and of His Love for us.
The most brilliant people,
the truly Gifted of this Nation,
Prayed for the Guidance of God
and crafted our Constitution
with a deep and abiding
compassion
for every generation to come.
.
Our search for the meaning
of Life,
inexorably leads us
to the Love of God,
and our Love
for each other.

A world filled with illusions.

“I know there’s something much more.
Something even non-believers can believe in.

I believe in Love,
Alfie

Without true Love we just exist,
Alfie

Until you find the Love you’ve missed,
You’re nothing,
Alfie.

When you walk
let your Heart lead the way,

And you’ll find Love
any day
.”
Burt Bacharach, Hal David

There’s something much more.

Existence itself
has NO meaning,
NO value,
without your conscious
FREEDOM
to Love Life,
Cherish Liberty
and
pursue happiness.

God Loves You.
And so did the
Founding Fathers of the
United States of America.

May God Bless You.
.
And God Bless
America.

Thank You Lord.

And THANK YOU
VETERANS OF AMERICA
and your precious Families.
THEY
paid for our Freedom.

Goodnight.

Nothing is more important than your happiness.

About Stage West

Stage West
is a professional theater company operating under agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union of theatrical actors and stage managers in the United States. For over 38 years, Stage West has been praised for its excellence, producing 265 shows, including 244 plays and 21 musicals.

Stage West has graciously hosted the
annual William Shakespeare productions
of the Anderson Private School.

Stage West has risen from modest, storefront beginnings to a highly-respected place among American regional theatres. Over the years, the theatre has produced a wide range of works – classic American and world drama, Shakespeare, Shaw, contemporary Broadway plays and musicals, as well as new works by aspiring playwrights, including 12 world premieres.

Stage West’s goal is to broaden and intensify the theatrical experience for patrons with consistently excellent acting, directing and plays. Through this, the company nurtures the artistic growth of area actors, directors, designers, playwrights and musicians.

Dana Schultes

Thank you 
Dana Schultes, Executive Producer
and the wonderful staff
of Stage West Theater
for all that you do
to benefit our school
and our community.

Please visit the website of
Stage West Theater
(click here)
to read more
and view the 2016-17 Season.

Thank you.

   FREEDOM to declare your own reality.

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Is It Just for the Moment We Live? / Fighting Diabetes

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Let your Heart lead the way and you’ll find Love, any day.

While attending Hardin-Simmons University,
A beautiful place of Hope, of Love, of Salvation,
I met a young lady.
She was deeply contemplative,
Very philosophical about Life,
And at such a tender age.
She gave a brief presentation,
In a public address class,
About all encompassing
Questions of Life.

The questions evolved into
A beautiful song,
Which she sang:
What’s It All About, Alfie?”

Here we find a rare display of color.

“In such times, the only true protest is beauty.” – Lucia Perry

 I felt deep inside myself
That she would find answers,
Looking with such longing
Into the eyes of her audience,
Searching the hearts of everyone Listening.

At the end
She was in tears,
And so were we.

I could see that she was
Serious,
Pleading for help,
As do we all,
For a reason for this Life,
A reason to go on.

As the lilting, beautiful song (edited) goes:

dove

I know there’s something much more.

“Is it just for the moment we live?
What’s it all about
When you sort it out,
Alfie?
Are we meant to take
More than we give?

Or are we meant to be kind?
And if only fools are kind,
Then I guess it’s wise to be cruel.

And if life belongs only to the strong,
What will you lend on an old Golden Rule?
As sure as I believe there’s a Heaven above,
I know there’s something much more,
Something even non-believers can believe in.

I believe in love,
Alfie,
Without true love
We just exist.

Until you find the love you’ve missed,
You’re nothing,
Alfie.

When you walk
Let your Heart lead the way,
And you’ll find Love
Any day,
Alfie.”
(by Burt Bacharach & Hal David)

sunset C

     What’s It All About?

The prison doors of our reluctance,
Our hesitation
To ask someone,
Anyone,
For help, for guidance,
For Love,
Can become locked.

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Is it just for the moment we live?

I often wondered,
But now have no doubt,
That the young Lady,
Whose life became
Such a beautiful song,
Found an answer.
For she found her voice.

Her precious Life
For a few moments,
Perhaps a lifetime,
Became a beautiful song.
She let her Heart
Lead the way,
And so can you
Find Love
Any day.

dog

Yes. Even our counselors need Love.

Fighting Diabetes

Dr. David Person has a long history of fighting this disease and seeks to help people overcome it by using simple tools at their disposal. As a result, The Diabetes Cure is a tool which many people can add to their arsenal that they use to fight diabetes.
read more

rose III

And so can you find Love.

I wish I could show you,
when you are lonely,
when you are in darkness,
the astonishing light of your own being.
– Hafiz

You will never regret the compassion shown to God's other creations.

You will never regret the compassion you give to God’s other creations and to each other.