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What do we leave...


Yesterday at 2:02am

So, tonight was...strange. It was closing night of Fiddler on the Roof, and it was the last closing night I shall ever experience at The King's Academy.
During Anatevka, I thought about what I had said during prayer circle: "Thank you, God, for giving us our own little village, our last journey through out Anatevka".

So what do we leave?
Nothing much,
Only Anatevka.

It's just King's. I've just spent the last seven years of my life learning, growing, and pretty much living here. It holds no part of me.

Anatevka, Anatevka,
Underfed, overworked,

Where else could Sabbath be so sweet?

All the stress, all the skipped meals, all the sweet times of worship enjoyed with my friends here. Where else can I find people to joke around with one minute, and just huddle close and pray the next?

Anatevka, Anatevka,
Intimate, obstinate,

Where I know everyone I meet.

It's strange, it's full of completely ridiculous rules, but it's a family. The campus is so wonderful because I truly do know everyone I meet. I find every person has something new, something interesting to add to the mix.

Soon I'll be a stranger in a strange new place,
Searching for an old familiar face...
From Anatevka.

College...a complete change, and I don't know how I'll go knowing that I'm leaving such wonderful people behind...how will I cope with being...new?

I belong in Anatevka,
Tumbledown, workaday,

Dear little village,
Little town of mine..."

This is my home. It's rugged, ill maintained, at times a chore to survive, but it's what I know. It's what I love.
It's a precious little village, little town, little family of mine.
Goodbye, Anatevka. Thank you for the stress, the tears, the joy, the love, the exhaustion, the excitement, and most importantly...
...thank you for being...home.



Shanna CooleyShanna Cooley - I love you so much, Happi! This note made me cry.

Yesterday at 10:56am

Shawn CooleyShawn Cooley - May God bless you all! A true family.

Yesterday at 12:26pm

Austin WelshAustin Welsh - "A piece of paper and Get Thee Out"
I think the whole finale is a remarkably powerful allegory for that portentous departure we'll all make come Senior Year.  

Yesterday at 12:47pm

Kersti Rae EverettKersti Rae Everett - you guys are wonderful and i'm so thankful to you all for opening up your loving arms and making me feel welcome and a part of your amazing family! 

Yesterday at 4:25pm

Sarah ChangSarah Chang - I love you SO much Happi! Fiddler with you was absolutely amazing

Yesterday at 4:37pm

Leslie IrwinLeslie Irwin - I told myself I wasn't going to cry. That worked, until about halfway through. You are amazing (and so are all of you seniors) and I adore you ever so much. You have changed all of us and we will miss you, but God has blessed us with this amazing memory of Fiddler together. Here's to whatever comes-- to life!!

Yesterday at 4:52pm

Ann LiuAnn Liu - this is when i regret not being part of the drama department during my time at king's. :[

Yesterday at 6:03pm

Blake McCormickBlake McCormick - Like you said King's is just a incubator, as sad as it is to see the seniors go i KNOW that every one of you has been affected by king's and particularly the drama department and because of that you have built a strong foundation in the Lord and are now ready to go out into the real world as grown up chickens (going back to the incubator analogy ... See Morehaha). I ALSO KNOW that each of you have the potential to do AMAZING things! so just remember the ONE thing that really matters and go out and change the world! I LOVE EACH OF YOU!

Yesterday at 6:46pm

Meredith FriesenMeredith Friesen - man and I thought the actual note made me teary.

Yesterday at 8:38pm t

Leslie IrwinLeslie Irwin - :)

Yesterday at 8:39pm