Find Your Light

A poem

Megan Minutillo
Mar 3 · 1 min read
Photo by Fabian Centeno on Unsplash

One of my favorite phrases in the theatre
is when a director tells a performer, find your light.

You’ll hear it during tech rehearsals,
when the house is pitch black,
and there is a gentle hum backstage,
and the promise of a steady job is at your fingertips.

Find your light.

You’ll hear it when an actor is onstage,
but still standing in darkness —
and so, the director will guide them into the light.

They are instructed to find their light so that the
audience may see them and hear them with ease,
so that their words and their voice and their face
are not muted or hidden, or covered in shadow.

Find your light.

I can’t help but wonder what would happen if
we carried this phrase with us as we left the stage,
and encouraged one another just as boldly in our daily lives.

Maybe then we’d hear our words.
Maybe then we wouldn’t hide.
Maybe then the shadows wouldn’t stay.

I hope you step into the light.

Megan Minutillo

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I write essays and poetry about life lessons, love, relationships, and self-awareness. More info: meganminutillo.com. Find me on Instagram: @meganminutillo.

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I write essays and poetry about life lessons, love, relationships, and self-awareness. More info: meganminutillo.com. Find me on Instagram: @meganminutillo.

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