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Will and Grace: CHARACTER

IF-ONLY blogs could talk (companion blog here)
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Introduced by "the Quotes":

"I am only one, but I am one. I can't do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do. And by the grace of God, I will" - Edward Everett Hale

"Will is to grace as the horse is to the rider." - Saint Augustine

"Grace is available for each of us every day - our spiritual daily bread - but we've got to remember to ask for it with a grateful heart and not worry about whether there will be enough for tomorrow." - Sarah Ban Breathnach
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Did anybody watch the Will and Grace finale show last night? I'm going to really miss that show. It was a classic!

I found it neat watching the "behind the scenes" show leading up to the final episode. Like when so many popular series wind up, they have a cast session where the actors and actresses reminisce about the series.

They were talking about the characters they played as if they were real people, friends, that they had grown to know and become, actually get into each other's skins over time, and how hard it was to say goodbye.

Then it hit me. These real people, the people who play the characters, the people whose job title is 'actor' instead of 'soldier', were watching old friends die. Right in front of our eyes. They were our stand-ins for grief. And they wrapped it all up in comedy.

Do we grieve at all for the actors and actresses? Or just laugh at them.

No wonder we pay them so much.
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One scene that made me so aware of the variety of LEVEL that we communicate at:

One of the actresses (Grace) had selected some funny outtakes of herself doing the show. She kept cracking up at a scene where she was supposed to keep a straight face.

So here was an actress, watching herself watch herself play the part of someone who she was watching as a character and herself, as she was showing it to us and we were watching her, and through her, her character, watching both herself and her character watch her character ...

it all wraps itself up in so many expanding and contracting iterations of CHARACTER.

CHAR-ACT-ER.
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"IF-ONLY CHARACTER could talk
IF-ONLY blogs could 'talk'
IF-ONLY: blogs could then have CHARACTER" - TB
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PEACE.



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