“I knew that if I gave you the As you deserved, you wouldn’t continue to work as hard.” I stared at him, realizing that his analysis and strategy were correct. I had worked my head off, as I had never done before. He rose and pulled a book from his crowded shelves. “This is for you.” It was a hardback copy of The Wasteland. On the flyleaf was an inscription to me. For once in my talkative life, I was speechless.
I was speechless again when my course grade arrived: A-plus. I believe it was the only A-plus given.
Next year, when I received my scholarship, I co-wrote, acted, sang and danced in an original musical comedy produced by the Associated Students. It played in the largest auditorium to standing-room-only houses.
I reviewed theater for the Daily Cal, the student campus newspaper.
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I wrote a one-act play, among the first to debut at the new campus theater.
I acted in plays produced by the drama department.
The creative spark that had been buried under dishes, diapers and drudgery now flamed into life. I don’t recall much of what I learned in those courses of long ago, but I’ll never forget the fun I had writing and acting.
And I’ve always remembered Dr.Jayne’s lesson. Know that you have untapped powers within you. That you must use them, even if you can get by without trying. That you alone must set your own standard of excellence.