Grace. This has been a real hard topic to tackle in regards to my industry. It’s not that I don’t think that grace exists, it does. But with all the pressure we are put under to get through production, to do great work, to please the fans, it’s not always easy to do it with grace.
Luckily, I’ve seen it. I just saw it last night as Anyone But Me’s star Rachael Hip-Flores took the stage after winning a Streamy Award for Best Actress. Yes, I’m biased, but I have the advantage of actually knowing Rachael and knowing how well she deals with not only her biggest moment of her very young career but the grace that she shows in her approach to her work. It’s easy in this business to lose your way, lose your head and treat people badly, but I’m lucky to be surrounded by some folks that don’t have that problem.
Now I realize that this blog may not be terribly informative, it’s just me talking about Anyone But Me, but there are many definitions of grace- from elegance in form, to kindness, a reprieve, even the one I found last night to be very handy, a short prayer for a certain actress to win a certain award. And today if I was sitting around the table having dinner with my Anyone But Me family, I would say grace and give a little thanks for ABM’s current success.