Monday, May 23, 2011

The profound effect stories can have on us

A great story can do such amazing things to us. It can renew faith, bring hope, flutter our hearts. It can show us somehting we never knew and change our minds forever. A great story can boil our blood or bring us to tears...and the latter is exactly where I was yesterday.

My mom and I saw a performance of Wicked at our local theater yesterday afternoon. We'd wanted to see it last time it came, like two years ago, but it just didn't happen. So this time my mom wanted to go and take me with her, her treat. You can't turn that down!! :) I'd heard from every single person who saw it how awesome it was. And they were so right. If you haven't seen this show, definitely do it!

But what really got me was the love story in it. I am a sucker for a great love story. And this one was one of those stories of forbidden love that isn't supposed to isn't supposed to work out...but it does. And everything you thought in the beginning is wrong.

I stood there at the end, clapping manically, holding back tears so hard that it hurt my head.

Just. Wow.


  1. I'm so glad you got to have an excursion with your mom and see a wonderful show - what a great way to spend the day!

  2. Thanks! :) We used to do it more often, but the last few years it hasn't happened as much. I really treasure these kinds of days! :)

  3. I've been meaning to see Wicked for ages now! After reading this, I really must stop putting it off.

  4. I so want to still see Wicked. My nephew is into acting and it's his favorite Broadway show.

  5. "holding back tears so hard that it hurt my head"

    Now THAT'S an honest and wonderful one-line review! I've never seen WICKED, but I've always wanted to. Glad you had the chance!

  6. This sounds like I must see WICKED. I have seen the music to one song, tried to play it, failed miserably. Next time it is being performed in our area, I will go with my daughter.