Thursday, October 13, 2016

There Is A Little Bit Of Rita Baxter In All Of Us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                            If only Rita had lived out the time to find her potential.  It was tragically cut short, in what was the previous post. But Abigail Mavity's performance in the role made her unforgettable.

                            Rita was that kid who so many of us once were. The one who does not quite seem to have her act together, even though she is on the right track, who views those who seem to have their act together, as better than she, until she finds out the truth. As well as the ugly truth that not all friendships are genuine, which sadly leads to her death.

                              Rita most likely would have peaked in her Thirties--personally and career wise. She was a good science student, and was on the track to a career in that field.

                               In "The Sleepover," Rita is seen, first and last, riding a bicycle, carefree, hair blowing in the wind.  To Lily Rush, who sees her last, and to so many of us who got beyond our "Rita-ness," let us always remember that carefree girl, forever riding her bicycle.  I know I will.

                              The next time you see a twelve-year-old joyously riding down a street, think of Rita!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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