Monday, October 24, 2005

Update and Reflection

"The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated."
Oscar Wilde

If I were to apply that quote to the interpretation of the musical "OLIVER!" I would be misevaluating the situation. Almost everyone who participated as an interpreter Saturday did a fantastic job. Fortunately, I was not the worst interpreter, which was what I was fearing because I've had less interpreter training than everyone else in my class. But, alas, I was not the best because of the aforementioned reason.

Including myself, there were 11 of us who took turns interpreting. One of those was our instructor, who is the daughter of two deaf parents. One of my classmates (who also interpreted) is also a CODA (child of deaf adults).

Although I probably signed conversations and songs more English than I should have, I was told that I was very expressive and easy to understand, so I guess that made up for it. I did have a card up my sleeve, though: I took drama in high school and acted in a couple of plays, so I know how to be expressive in my signing, too.

I have a lot of chores to do today, so I will conclude as follows with a rephrasing of the quote above that more appropriately applies to myself:

"The only thing that sustains me through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of myself to everybody else, and this keeps me determined to improve upon my own successes."


Devona said...


Mrs. T. Swede said...

Thank you! Thank you! *bows*