- Movies on Friday rather than babysitting
- Not being so drained from five days of school and making it past 12:45 a.m.
- Being able to watch Saturday morning cartoons while enjoying a good bowl of peaches and cream Quaker Oats oatmeal.
- Not hearing my mother constantly remind me that if I want to go out this weekend I better complete my chores.
- Shopping all weekend without regretting having spent 95% of my allowance by the time Monday comes.
- Skipping all the lines in the hair and nail salon. Who wants to be stuck in there on a Saturday morning?
- Completing my homework BEFORE Monday morning.
- Sleeping Sunday away without any distractions.
This dot was responding to the prompt, “show your vision for the future of Red Hook.” Like all Destination Dots, it asked someone from Red Hook to tell their story. The someone who shared her vision and artwork above is La’Sean Brooks, one of the great interns at DTE. This is what she had to say about her dot:
My dot was inspired by the things I’m interested in that I’m sure others would be interested in, also. Like music- who doesn’t enjoy a good concert? Especially on a warm summer evening. Peace is something that should go on all around the world, and flowers always seem to cheer people up when they’re feeling down, so that inspired my flower and peace symbol. It’s sometimes the little things you do that impact a lot- that’s where my little “If you do only one thing…” clip came in. Of course I couldn’t forget the neighborhood that my vision was being created for: Red Hook, Brooklyn.
In the weeks leading up to this year’s Red Hook Festival (theme: “Destination Red Hook: We Got What You Need”- it’s all coming together, no?) Destination Dots will start to pop up throughout the neighborhood. Anywhere you see a dot, you’ll know you can go inside to get your own blank Destination Dot. It’ll have its own prompt and its own rules- if you fill it out and hand it back in you put yourself in the running for one of many great prizes offered by our partners in the neighborhood. More than that, though, you tell your story, for all to see and share, just like La’Sean has done so nicely here.
My name is La’Sean Brooks. I am a student at South Brooklyn Community High School. I’ve been an intern here at Dance Theatre Etcetera now for about a month. I found out about D.T.E because of a program taught at my high school named Theatre Works. I intend on continuing my internship here until the end of the school year, which is also when I plan on graduating.
I basically started my internship because I know that soon I’ll be starting college and I wanted to be prepared for the real world. As an intern you get a lot of duties that can help prepare for that. This is my second internship. My first was for the Obama “Brooklyn for Barack” campaign, which involved a lot of the same things I do over here at D.T.E . Before I started interning, I didn’t really know too much on how to go about helping others out- especially not adults. I wasn’t used to being sort of in charge and not being treated as teenager. At my D.T.E internship, some things I’ve done were help with the annual benefit , look after the area while other programs were occurring, and day-to-day maintenance. Here at Dance Theatre Etcetera they treat me as an equal and no less .
Some things about me – I plan on attending college in the Fall of 2009 studying Communication. I love to laugh…I love listening to my ipod, hanging with my friends and…I am very friendly and I love and have no problem with trying new things.