A way to survive the empty nest and a "cracked "relationship with a fun daily challenge of new experiences, reflections, sources, and some biblical guidance. I hope this blog which offers a fun journey to survive by trying something new, either vicariously or by doing, will result in a survival tool kit to replace the past familiar doing, giving, and/or incorporating the interest of your child or your long gone love interest, with some new self interest(s).
In this month of love a perfect way to end February is with the musical, My Fair Lady, which
is all about a love relationship between a man and women from different “classes.”
Experiencing a musical in a small venue
like Pittsburgh Public Theater (PPT) and going with my cousin were both new
experiences but seeing shows has always been one of my passions (see Day 90). I think that I love the “classic” type musicals most because they are “happy” plays which lift your spiritswhen the inevitable punch of life hits you.
PPT 2014-15 Season
The movie My Fair Ladycame out in 1964 and even though the songs are a different era, I noticed how accurately they capture the
feel of, and apply to, the beginning, middle, and end of any relationship.
When you first meet someone that you really like you get that adrenaline “novacaine" feeling and you can’t get enough of them. The song, On the Street Where You Live, captures that excitement when the admirer sings, “I am several stories high
knowing I am on the street where you live.”Likewise, getting insomnia from thinking about them is captured by the song, I Could Have Danced All Night.
How about when you of hear words like “I love you” from someone but think that it’s just a word. The song, Show Me, passionately reminds us, “never do I want to hear another word…don’t
waste my time, show me!” Likewise, if you have an argument or a break up you realize, as in the song Without You, that “the world will go on without you.”
In the end, if they
leave you might miss many of the little things that you took for granted.
This is captured in I'v Grown Accustomed To Her Face. However if it was the “right person” like at the end
of the play, you find a comfortable deeper love with that person.
Ah it's life and love all wrapped up in one play! That is why I love the theater. Find yourself a good play maybe at PPT !
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always preserves. (1 Corinthians 12:4-8).