Have we seen this plot before? YES
Was Gomez's accent ridiculously thick? YES
Could the actress playing Morticia dance? NO, not really..
Did any of that Actually Matter? NOPE, NOT A BIT!!!!
From the moment the lights went down and the orchestra at the Kennedy Center started to play that familiar tune... and the ENTIRE audience double snapped like pros... and the blood red velvet curtains opened to reveal the gate of the Addams Family mansion... we were sold.
Beautiful sets, outrageoussly funny jokes, some timely, and some older than dirt...
They muck with Wednesday Addams. She gets better, but it is disconcerting to see her wearing yellow, cooing over cute birds, and whi-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-i-ning. She gets better. Keep telling yourself that.
Thanks Kitton, for a lovely evening!
Before anyone gets excited, I want to stress first that though the idea to write this down came from a current discussion in the spiritual community I'm in.. it also applies to a LARPing organization I'm an officer with, and other volunteer events and conventions I have a role in. No one specific person is the target of this post... and the people who have recently been stating opinions are all people I respect... and actually not the focus of this comment. This is just something that has been bubbling around in me, and needs airing.
It is very easy to bitch about The Old Guard or The Old Boys Network, running an organization or event.... when one is just sitting back and expecting the event to be brought to them on a silver platter.... but one must realize that the event is run by volunteers who give up their time off to work their collective butts off to try to make a good event in which the majority of people will have fun. Organizations like that exist on the backs of their volunteer labor.. and those laborers are as human as anyone else. They need breaks and positive feedback... and eventually they need to be allowed to "retire", knowing their work is in good hands.
Even the "small jobs" are significant, in running an event. A lifeguard at the pool, someone who runs offsite for stuff, someone who looks over the cast props for a LARP to make sure they are safe to use... are just as necessary and significant as a coordinator, writer, or president. The relationship is symbiotic... one cannot exist for long without all of the parts.
Please remember that when you hear the call for volunteers, and see if you can give a part of your time... it makes a better-run event for all of us, and keeps people happy they came.
Thanks for listening. namaste.
I was reading an article that Del posted on a list he writes on, and it really struck a chord with me.. one that is reverbing through my head even as I type... most poignantly on Valentine's day...
LOVE: Let it in.
Some of you are hurting... I know you, and I hear you. Some of you are thinking... maybe I don't deserve to be loved... maybe Im really terrible and the universe has spoken and passed judgement, and I am to be alone... some of you are starting over, or starting anew.
I just want to remind you all to let Love in. Love is out there, waiting for that opening, that momentary welcome mat. It may be romantic love, from the partner of your dreams... or the person you never took a closer look at. It may be brother/sisterhood love. It may be love of good friends. The love may come from shared hurt, shared pain, shared joy, shared song, shared experiences, shared feelings... it may be hot, cold, warm, tepid, inflamed... it may be a mad mix of lust and yearning.
The important thing is... Love is there. Let it in. let it fill you with heady warmth and joy. let it embrace you, and let you sink into it's arms. Let it comfort you and envelope you. Let it in. There is no-one that does not deserve love. Especially YOU.
let it in.
Firstly, thank you. I post my thanks here rather than sending a personal email... because, of course... I'm not sure who you are! :-)
But thats ok.. the loving thoughts and suggestions are most welcome!
That being said.. if you wanted to let me know who you are... so I could, maybe, take you up on an offer, or return the sentiment... I offer you the chance to do so... in this post, which will only show your comments to me..
Happy Valentine's Day!