Sunday, May 28, 2006

J'adore la Cirque

My mother treated the kids and I to tickets to Cirque de Soliel. I have only seen them before on TV, and was thrilled by what I saw there, so had high hopes to see them live. What a thrill it was to see them. We had third row tickets, so could see them wink at us, see their face paint, and the seams on their costumes, see the sweat fly off their bodies as they twirled around. It was mesmarising. I fell in love with every single one of them. I wanted to know everything about each one of them; their life stories, who they loved, what they thought about as they did what they did. The most beautiful act, for me, was two brothers who literally flew through the air by one hand. They were a living sculpture moving and flying, and had I been alone I would have wept at the beauty of it. In fact, I was struck by the beauty of all of it, that a human could create something so fantastic, so majestic, something that started as an idea, a possibility. I wanted to run away with them, to be a part of them, to know them. What a treat!


Blogger BOOKWORM said...

If a person only had a couple of hours to live - I think la Cirque would be the place to live it. Reading your blog makes me want to see it, take it in, absorb it, breathe it into my heart. How could you not fall in love with every single performer? The combination of humanness and magic is SO enthralling. Keep it with you forever.

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Blogger Znglass said...

Hi, Val! It's good to be back, of course, but California WAS wonderful, I have to admit.

What a treat for you to see Cirque de Soleil. Quite a show, I know. Lucky, lucky you. That sort of thing doesn't QUITE make it to East Texas...

My girls all seem more or less over their stomach bug, so we are slowly getting back into homeschool again. I go all summer long so that we don't lose our general routine. It's easier that way and means the kids are always way ahead, so we can take long trips without getting behind. Anyway, I have all sorts of stuff to tell about my trip, and I hope to blog all about it soon. Good to hear from you and talk to you soon. Take care! --Zoe

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