Night 3 of rehearsals and once again a TREMENDOUS amount of subtext came to light. Many topics came up, from the significance of the printing of money (a preview: besides marking the year of cycle #3, 1792 marked the establishment of our federal monetary system) to Cherokee beliefs on death (preview: death by disease had distinct meaning - http://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/cher/sfoc/sfoc12.htm) - all of which I look forward to posting this weekend.
The fact that Patrick is born with teeth was one bit from the night before last that I wanted to look into right away, especially in light of last night's discussions about Patrick's motivations. A little research on the phenomenon begins to reveal the hidden meaning:
If a child is born with teeth there is a superstition that it will become extremely selfish.
The journey starts in the womb. While you were pregnant, your baby developed tooth buds, the foundation for baby teeth (also called milk teeth). Only one in 2,000 babies is born with teeth, though. The vast majority sprout their first tooth between 4 and 7 months of age.