Monday, May 16, 2005

Another World



This weekend, we marked the lovely Michele’s birthday and since the Andersen family firmly believes in the adage that “more is better”, we added an early celebration of the birthdays of her equally charming children, Jason and Scott. After a not entirely nutritious dinner, we saw Cavalia. Supposedly, in a nutshell, Cavalia is a show exploring the evolution of the human-horse relationship.

But really, those books that talk about parallel universes? All true. We spent Saturday evening entranced and transfixed. Right before us, the veil between the worlds parted and we were transported to a mystical realm of spirits, magic, unspoken communication between beautiful not-quite people and even more beautiful not-quite horses. During your visit to this world, you become convinced that they have all tapped into something deeper, a connection to one another that is unrealised in our reality. Each moment is marked by gentleness, respect and deep love. It is dream-like, haunting, funny, breathtaking and unforgettable. By the end, your soul is wide open and filled with the beauty of it all.

The horses. Oh, the horses. Grace and strength personified. Shiny coats, flowing manes and tails. Some so white it seems as if all other whites are slightly grimy. The play of the muscles as they run free, unbridled, playing. I would pay money to be allowed to muck out the stables. Anything to get to live with those horses.


p.s. please excuse the messy look of things, while I figure out how to use BloggerBot. As Blogger apparently no longer allows you to posts pics through email. $%#!

4 comments:

dawn said...

I miss them too.

Stephanie said...

I am the hugest cynic in the world. The hugest. Here you've had this mystic emotional experience and all I can think of is that it's a show. A show designed to make you feel exactly that. I'm sure the horsies were lovely. Horsies are, but the whole thing about the respect and psychic relationship between the human and equine equals....(While they are making millions of dollars.)

Sucker.

Michele said...

It was such a beautiful night. The kids and I have not stopped talking about it. It made for a magical birthday for all of us which we hadn't experienced for a very long time....

Thanks to you and your mom! As in the Mastercard commercial, it was priceless.....

emma jane said...

I'm so glad to hear that Cavalia is good. I've been lusting after the thought of horses and Cirque de soleil...

PS www.flickr.com lets you post pictures via email. Not that this is good or bad or solves world hunger (or your current dilemma), but I felt compelled to say it.