After witnessing the skilled act by the veteran local puppeteer and without invitation, our troop of fellow travelers stormed the stage to test our puppetry skills. The puppet master received 4 years of training for his craft and was adept and entertaining. Despite the expert coaching: “dance like your puppet, dance like your puppet,” our version would struggle to please an audience. Thankfully we were the audience. While unbelievable, one of our fellow travelers had played an obscure instrument in a puppet show for 3 years in college. How does one end up in a puppet orchestra?