The curtain rose. She gave a gasp. The first time she’d seen live theatre, and her reaction was everything I’d hoped.
“Why isn’t it in colour?” she whispered.
I explained the play was about the old days, and things then were in black and white because colour hadn’t yet been invented.
“You know,” I said, “like in the old movies.”
As the crowd spilled out of the auditorium, she announced “I’m going to be an actor when I grow up.”
I didn’t have the heart to tell her it was all done by avatars now.