Saturday, March 29, 2014

A Child In Dance

A father's toes lifting a child's in dance caused God to pull out a drum.

     Today my family went to see the Broadway production of Les Mis for my dad's birthday. Happy Birthday, Dad! <3
      Les Misérables is now the world’s longest-running musical, seen by over 65 million people in 42 countries. It is an epic tale of broken dreams, passionate love, heartfelt redemption, powerful revolution, and above all, a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
      Victor Hugo, author of this enthralling novel, said: “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” Maybe that's why humans have always liked music, it seems to be our personal soundtrack to envision the inconceivable. Maybe that's why we gravitate towards shows like Les Mis with such fervent appreciation of the art before us. Quoting Dumbledore in Harry Potter, “Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here.” Les Mis was magical, a huge shout-out to the cast, crew, and musicians in NYC today!
       My dad wanted me to include the following story, and I'm glad he suggested it, because it is both related and interesting! About three years ago I applied for a customized license plate, listing my first choice as 24601 (Jean Valjean's prison identification number). I received a letter from New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission stating: "The license plate you requested has been denied. Reason: The license plate is capable of serving as incitation to violence."
      Les Mis has provided me with many laughs, tears, and memories; I will undoubtedly see it again!

Les Misérables Finale 
(10th Anniversary Royal Albert Hall)

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