“William Tell” William Edward Hickson popularized the phrase, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again”. Basically you keep working at something until you succeed. In other words, “practice makes perfect”. But, as Vince Lombard said, “practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” You have to be focused on the task at hand. You must be inspired. If music is your muse, turn it up. Otherwise, any distractions must be removed. The mind cleared – the perfect state for practice. Fip is not in that place. The little archer’s thoughts are on Nob and Zip, and how they have forced practice on the gobo.

I don’t want to assume that everyone knows about William Tell, and those that may have heard the name only recall that he shot an apple off of someone’s head. That was the angle I was going with when I wrote this script a year or two ago. Instead, I want to focus on how his actions led to open rebellion against tyranny. Let’s ignore the details of him being an expert marksman and assassin for a moment. He took a stand against oppressive power, and that stand motivated others to move towards something better. I am not promoting violence but I am promoting standing in whatever way you can against those that bring injustice and to motivate others to do the same. Everyone should be treated well and given the same opportunities as anyone else, no matter their background. And, for many, that has been a long time coming.

Be careful out there.

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