by Vivenne Borne
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Last spring, my daughter announced that she wanted to audition for the role of Clara in the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. The auditions had already passed and I told her that we’d consider the next year. We’d seen the show earlier that winter and she had a dream. But honestly, I dismissed it.
As the days led up to the audition, I started to question whether we should go or not again. I talked with her openly numerous times about whether we should even bother. It seemed like an awful lot of effort for something that felt unknown. She was very matter of fact about it when I would waiver.
The morning of the audition it was pouring and would be pouring all day in New York City. That was my first discouraging thought. I said to my daughter, “Maybe we shouldn’t go. It’s pouring. We’re going to be standing in line for hours in the rain.”