I went to see my daughter perform in the musical, Jungle Book, over the weekend.
Of course I'm so proud of her. She is typically quite shy and not comfortable on a stage. Yet there she was, dancing, singing, even saying a line or two. It was a fun performance.
As I looked around there was one person who was visibly absent - the director.
I kept looking around during the first half-hour of the show trying to spot him in the crowd or at the sound booth. Didn't see him anywhere.
I finally spotted him way back in the corner of the auditorium. He was sitting there enjoying the show along with everyone else. I thought to myself, "He must have a lot of confidence in the kids and the crew backstage to simply be sitting in the back as a spectator."