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."