Monday, December 15, 2014

Day 90 Share the Nutcracker

In this journey of new things I can’t really say that  going to the the Pittsburgh Ballet's Nutcracker  is a new experience. I have gone too many times to count and as expressed in Day 83  (Cambodian Ballet),  I am always in search of someone to accompany me to one of my favorite things -the ballet.  It is even better  when you can fuel a  friend’s  novel experience with the show and they love it! This
 blog is about- sharing a Christmas passion  with someone.

I have always loved the ballet and there is song in the Broadway show,  A Chorus Line, “The Ballet” that sums it up, “everything is always beautiful at the ballet.”  It  is so so true  and  the Nutcracker has it all: Tchaikovsky's music,Victorian style, snowflakes, fairies, solders, dancing toys, and a prince who takes the girl to the Land of Sweets. Now if that's not dreamy, what is! Maybe that is why I collect nutcrackers and started the tradition of giving my son a nutcracker every year.( Side bar: My son used to ask and I have to agree, there is no way to really crack a nut with on of these things).

It’s great to be a part of  someone's enjoyment in a new experience, especially if they are enjoying one of your passions.  I also recently  read the Little Golden Book's Nutcracker  to a little boy who sat through the book  with interest! So I say, find a Christmas passion and share it with someone!

Spiritual Reflection
You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious to God. (1 Peter 3:4)

Other Sources

Pittsburgh Ballet
Pgh Ballet Nutcracker pictures see
Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker

A Chorus Line at "The Ballet"