Speech Rehearsals were scheduled early afternoon for those speaking. I decided to attend rehearsals alone so the boys could do lunch and relax. I headed to the Majestic Theatre in Dallas to practice the speech I'd be delivering the very next day. Immediately as you walked through the doors you could feel the Theatre seeping with rich history. Gorgeous detailed paneled walls and staircases that itched for you to explore where they'd lead. The kind of place where if you listened long and hard enough the walls might divulge secrets.
The Majestic Theatre was built in 1921 and once hosted a variety of acts including, Houdini, Mae West and Bob Hope. The idea that I was about to be on the same stage as legendary greats made my palms quiver and my heart flutter. The backstage production was so elaborate and well planned. Sound, lighting, curtains... and everything that comes with lights, camera, action! It was my first inclination of just how big of a production the AIPAC Team was conducting. It was breathtaking. As I was hooked up to a mic, and headed out to face those stage lights and all those empty seats, I felt so incredibly honored that anyone would find my voice... my words important enough to hear. Hearing my voice echo, words that I never thought I'd speak... words I expected would forever remain simply written in a collection of Noah's blog posts, felt powerful and emotional as I re-lived those words - those moments in time.
|Majestic Theatre Staircase|
|The Walls at Majestic Theatre|
|Majestic Theatre Chandelier|
|Fountain across the street from Fairmont Hotel|
|Noah in awe of a sculpture he was admiring|
|One of the dinner areas at the Museum|
|Sharon, Myself and Chris at the Dallas Museum of Art Dinner|
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