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Thursday, 23 September 2010

Don't ever save anything for a special occasion. Being alive is the special occasion. ~Author Unknown

Is it a bad thing that I don't save anything for a special occasion?  I have no dress, no necklace, no shoes, no lipstick and no bottle of wine or champagne for a "special" occasion.. Why save something when there's a chance that the occasion may never arise?  I think each day can be special if we make an effort to make it special.

To practice what I preach, I went to the ballet on Monday night with a frield to see Sir Peter Wright's The Nutcracker.  You really don't need to be a lover of the arts or the ballet to enjoy this wonderful, traditional narrative. 

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I was completely charmed by the music, the stage and the costumes.  Originally created for the Birmingham Royal Ballet in1990, English legend Sir Peter Wright’s version is a visual treat. Featuring sumptuous sets and costumes worthy of a fairytale, The Nutcracker is perfectly complemented by Tchaikovsky’s acclaimed score, his final ballet composition.
The Nutcracker is one of the most labour intensive productions to stage in The Australian Ballet’s repertoire. The level of detail in bringing this ballet to life is extraordinary. Allegedly, there are over 10,000 hand-sewn beads on each Sugar Plum Fairy costume, the famed Nutcracker doll has been lovingly handcrafted, and the foliage for the five metre tall Christmas tree features no less than seven shades of green material.

The costumes made me wish that there was room for tulle and lace and perfect grooming in my life.. without looking ridiculous to those around me...

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  1. I completely agree with you!! I'm pulling out all my stuff and knocking off the "saving". For what?? Live and enjoy!

    The Nutcracker is one of my faves. What did you wear? Did I miss that??


  2. I agree, life is too short to save things :)
    I love going to see the nutcracker around christmas's always a little magical!

  3. Great quote. One to live by for sure.

  4. Glad you had a wonderful evening and so agree with you about NOT saving things for best. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy every day of your life. x

  5. Carrie I wore nothing fancy, I went straight from the office :(

    6.30 start on a Monday night!


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