Tonight, I was at a rehearsal for "Showtime at First Baptist," and one of the characters has a monologue about how she's having a hard time adapting to the South, and I totally identified with her. I've only had grits once (they were okay, I guess), and I've still managed to avoid okra and butter beans.
At the end of rehearsal, everyone formed a prayer circle. I've never done this before. Especially in a theatre. And with strangers.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not opposed to prayer. I'm just not used to public, group prayer outside of a religious setting. And the informality of it was strange to me, too. If I'm praying with a group of people, it's probably a group from church (or at church), and the praying generally starts with a more formal prayer, like "Our Father" or "Hail Mary."
It's just something I'll have to adjust to, but I felt awkward and out-of-place. And, although it may sound odd, I'm going to pray about it. Huh.