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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Don't judge a book by its cover

Can you believe I am still fighting this crazy cold / allergy thing? But I am not letting it get me down. I spent half of Saturday working and the other half at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood seeing Wicked (my second time - the first was in NYC last summer).  It did take 13 cough drops to keep me from coughing through the performance however!

Our seats were not the best ... but it did give me a better view perspective of the gorgeous ceiling!

Have you seen it? I love the story. It is clever and filled with laughs, but the message is profound and the music beautiful (understatement). Both times it has also brought me to tears. One of my favorite parts is in Act 2, scene 8, when Elphaba and Fiyero finally get together and profess their love for each other.
Elphaba: I just wish...

Fiyero: What?

Elphaba: I wish I could be beautiful... for you.

Fiyero: Elphaba...

Elphaba: Don't tell me that I am, you don't need to lie to me.

Fiyero: It's not lying! It's... uh... it's looking at things another way.

That is the kind of love that I long for - love that isn't skin deep. And I suppose it has to start with ourselves first. It certainly isn't going to come from our culture - at least not here in Southern California.

I love that ... "You are beautiful not for the shape of the vessel, but for the volume of the soul it carries." When I read it it made me think of the musical ... but also something else. 

"For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." 
 Ephesians 2:10 NLT


Deb said...

Nice post. Sorry you've been so sick!!

Kathysue said...

You know I love love this post, I so agree, we are perfect in his eyes, we should be kinder to ourselves!! Hope your cough goes away!! Kathysue
PS I pinned that saying on my pin boards it is worth remembering, Happy Sunday!

Jessie said...

I hope you get well soon. I love this post particularly the quote. It's so true and very meaningful.