Sunday, 27 December 2015

A Christmas Story ... The Musical?

UNRAVELING EVERY present with anticipation, it took a few seconds to realize the sparkling implications of one small gift wrapped in plain brown paper. We were off to see a play in Vancouver called A Christmas Story, The Musical. This is one of my all time favorite Christmas movies that I have seen dozens of times. It seemed to me that it would be a herculean task to translate it into a musical. How could they possibly recreate the poignant messages, humor and timeless excitement, hopes, fears and imaginings of childhood on one single stage?

Composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul superseded all expectations. The tunes were brilliant, the stage scenes and costuming were concise and sublime, spilling out into the ticket booth where the infamous "leg lamp" was highlighted. Each actor played their part with perfect zeal. This was a great opportunity for child actors to showcase their talents and they, too, superseded expectations. Even the dog actor that appeared at one point oozed with professionalism.

The wonder unfolded before our eyes. We shared a great memory that day, thanks to this gift of a play from our daughter Holly. The relatable classic tale about life unraveling in its non-picture-perfect way had me grinning from ear-to-ear throughout. Buried deep within the emotional whirlpool the season inspires, I got a big dousing of laughter and joy so often only talked about at Christmas.

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SOME THINGS NEW FOR CHRISTMAS
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Monday, 21 December 2015

Unwrapping A Message From The Original Fisherman

SOME FOLKS go fishing to relax like this fellow. His slow boat to nowhere is at the entrance of Crescent Beach.

Others find the rhythm of rowing, not fishing, is a good way to clear thoughts.

Paddlers don't stop paddling when it's blustery and I don't stop walking.

The December wind refreshes my face as I head for my favorite Boundary Bay destinations. The tides are particularly high this season. Normally surrounded by beach sand, this bench has seawater lapping at its planks. I don't sit but stop to marvel and meditate at this spot where there is so much wonder.

I often see sandpipers here and ducks wearing feathery symetrical fashions.

When the water bounces and bobs ...

seaweed is pushed to the shore in beautiful chaotic tumbles.

Christmas decorations are unwrapped and displayed in the neighborhood.

These crisp apples clinging to branches (below) are nature's decore.

Wherever I turn there are endearing signs that the special day is near.

Nativity scenes of the original "fisher of men" are scarce but His message of PEACE ON EARTH hangs firmly in the air and is needed now more than ever.


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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

ROUND AND ROUND WE GO
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Tuesday, 8 December 2015

TO SEE THE WORLD WITH CHILDLIKE WONDER
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Monday, 7 December 2015

PLEASE DON'T JUDGE ME

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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

SANDPIPER LOGJAM AT HIGH TIDE

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Monday, 30 November 2015


FROST'S BITE NIPPING AT MY HEELS

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Tuesday, 24 November 2015

CAT PONDERS ITS NEXT MOVE

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COTTAGE SURCUMBS TO JAWS OF PROGRESS

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Monday, 16 November 2015

CANADA GEESE PAUSE TO BOB IN THE WATER

Saturday, 14 November 2015

WAKING TO A NIGHTMARISH CHAPTER FOR DREAMY PARIS
HOVERCRAFT SUDS UP THE SEA AT CRESCENT BEACH

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Thursday, 12 November 2015

BETWEEN SUN AND SHADOW DOWN A YELLOW-LEAVED ROAD

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Wednesday, 11 November 2015


HAUNTED BY HEROES AND UNCOMICAL HORRORS OF WAR

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Saturday, 31 October 2015

SMALL PUMPKIN WITH A BIG SMILEY FACE

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