I am going to the theater tonight! Our daughter and her high school theater company has worked very hard to put on “Phantom of the Opera” and Opening Night is tonight. I know it will be a fabulous show because the collective talent that the students have is enviable. Of course, this wouldn’t be possible without the 2 amazing directors, tech director, choir teachers and band director, who challenge, guide and inspire these young actors and singers. Nor would they be able to perform without the skills of the technicians, art students, band, orchestra, dancers and everyone else involved in the production of the show. They comprise a team of over 100 people, all working together for the sole purpose of bringing something beautiful to their audience!
(Wouldn’t it be lover-ly if families came together as such for caregiving, for each other?)
My husband will be home, hopefully sleeping, during the performance. Not because he doesn’t want to go, but because he cannot: CRPS has rendered him disabled and homebound. However, we have devised a way to do the things we like to do, a new way that works for us. Our daughter’s biggest fan, my husband will be there in spirit, with me, her other biggest fan. He will see the show when it’s on DVD, just like he “attends” all of her shows nowadays. Until then, we will relive and savor every moment, every note of wonderful music when she comes home from the show.
So tonight, I take some time for a diversion that I love. I’ll feast my eyes with majestic costumes and my ears with glorious melodies. Tonight, I’ll mend the worn edges of my caregiver hat and emerge renewed!
I hope you enjoy the music & videos of “Phantom of the Opera” below: