This week’s prompt: “scene/seen.”
In the course of one’s life there are many things you can say you have seen and to pick one scene is always very difficult.
But this prompt reminded me of a task I once set a drama class. Many tasks I have to say were with fingers crossed they might work but more importantly a lot of ‘let’s do this and see what happens.’ I was fortunate to work with very imaginative students.
On this particular day I came to class and remembered I had left something behind. I said to my class that I would have to return to the staff room to get what I had left behind but when I returned I expected them to be invisible.
On my return I immediately scanned the perimeter of the drama studio. Sure enough there were students hiding behind the curtains and behind the performance blocks, there was also one behind the door.
It was then that I realised the most invisible people in the room were the two kids lying face down on the floor. They were the last two I spotted.
In the debriefing it was clear to us that so often the most obvious under your nose thing can be invisible to you.
It was a sobering lesson to us all.
You could say I created a scene in order to say I have seen the invisible.