When Freshman year of high school started, I had to get to know new people. I went from knowing each individual in my class to sharing the halls with about 400 people. No that was not the number of graduating class. The number is the amount of people in high school. Look, I grew up in a small town in Missouri. I can guarantee there are more cows than people. But that is not why I am writing this. When the first day of theater class, I remember looking up to upperclass members of the department. Each person helped me grow as a thespian and a person. That was 20 years ago. Now, the people I looked up to have families, their lives are much different now, but one thing is still the same each and every one of them. They are still helping people grow to be their best self.
As I was searching Facebook earlier today, I came across a video created by one of the children from those individuals I listened to many years ago. As an adult, I can sit here and process what is going on in the world somewhat. I still have my moments of confusion. I never thought about how COVID-19 will affect our next generation. And seeing this video made me take a step back. Made reassess the future, and I have a gut feeling that everything is going be fine. And my gut is doing decently well in guessing identities on The Masked Singer.
Yes, this video is Yakko. Yes, it is the famous scene from the cartoon where he sings the nations of the world. But, sometimes the only way to process all of this is through creativity. Rowan made this video in their spare time after doing schoolwork. This is his way of processing what is going on in the world, and sometimes we need to take a look at things differently. The video is not making light of anything, but sharing the numbers of positive cases in each country. Maybe, we can talk to Rob Paulson on giving us the news in Yakko’s or Pinky’s voice. All it takes is a show from our childhood to inform and make us feel better at the end of the day. Rowan, thank you for sharing this.