Tuesday, October 13, 2015

a n y . . . g i v e n . . . m a g i c a l . . . m u s i c a l . . . f a s h i o n a b l e . . . s p r i t u a l . . . M o n d a y . . . n i g h t !

o h L o v e l i e s !

last night went from mundane to magic. when i arrived home from the clinic,

Monday night football was already on it's way to quarter number two!

Mr D had picked up "fixings" for the fancier dîner nachos. 
( a planned marinated flank steak went into the freezer for the future. 
no biggie. i can do spontaneity )

. . . cooking duty was a breeze.
( at halftime, he pulled the light dish duty.)

i always seek a diversion when football is not THE HAWKS or our beloved COUGS

onto Facebook i went!

Chrislyn had just posted this image of a mouthful of cheesy shells and a dinner time devotion.

( Holland's watercolor of Joseph and his colorful coat.)

this melting moment moved me to Andrew Lloyd Webber circa 1968.


I closed my eyes, drew back the curtain
To see for certain what I thought I knew
Far far away, someone was weeping
But the world was sleeping
Any dream will do

I wore my coat with golden lining
Bright colors shining, wonderful and new
And in the east, the dawn was breaking
And the world was waking
Any dream will do

A crash of drums, a flash of light
My golden coat flew out of sight

The colors faded into darkness
I was left alone

May I return to the beginning
The light is dimming, and the dream is too
The world and I, we are still waiting
Still hesitating
Any dream will do

the melody is brilliant  . . .

ah uh ah  . . . any dream will do!

Chrislyn enticed me more . . . with this . . .

A Poem For Our Fans
At PNB, we’ve been on a mission, 

to bring you a fine new Nutcracker tradition.
It’s the same wonderful story, 
brought to new glory—
With a few fresh spins, 
To dazzle you and your kin.
Look for sweet little Clara and Herr Drosselmeier, 

And a magical tree that grows high, high and higher.
There’s a vast white forest and a mighty snowstorm, 
That shimmers and swirls (while you’re staying warm).
The Sugar Plum Fairy rules a lush Land of Sweets,

Where a tall Mother Ginger is a comical treat.
Tchaikovsky’s great score still sets every scene,

Of our brilliant new Nutcracker by George Balanchine.

* * *

Pacific Northwest Ballet Christmas 2014 
       ~ farewell Mr Sendak, Mme. Russell and Mr. Stowell . . . brilliant that you were for the childhood of my children, we are now prepared to transcend into a new generation.

the final performance was bitter - sweet.
( sure, there were a few little tears. )

on the way out of Benaroya Hall . . .

 . . .  i took a few photos of the styling and planning boards for the New Tradition.

( i wasn't too obsessed with the "mirror balls wrapped en toile" = "snowballs" . . . or was i?)

and when Chrislyn forwarded this link to me . . .

. . . she had me at RED BERET!


the link to PNB!

( this post was inspired by my beautiful daughter.)


  1. How perfectly wonderful this post!! Daughters are very inspirational!!

  2. What a priceless picture of Holland and Joseph...I love it!

    It looks as though the new Nutcracker tradition will be wonderful. Maybe you will enjoy it even more.

    Seeing Olivia @ Gymboree has made me wish for the days when my children were decked out in Gymboree from head to toe!

  3. Lynne, I loved this post. It is so good to see photos of Holland...that little sweetie is growing. I would love a red tutu and beret myself. :):) Tell Holland she did a fine job on Joseph's picture. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  4. Love how cute that Holland is with her Joseph. Some bittersweet moments in this post, Lynne! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday- xo Diana

  5. That picture of Holland is too funny. And the story of Joseph and his coat is one of my favorites. Look at all the cute red accessories. I think I want that baret for myself hehehe. Oh, the kids grow up so fast, don't they?

    love, ~Sheri

  6. I love this post so much and I'm so happy to meet you on here. thanks so much for visiting mine and i'm looking forward to Following you.

  7. This post was just delightful! Love the Olivia books!!

  8. Fun blog post Lynne! It was our family Christmas tradition for many years to go to see the Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Nutcracker. Looking back, I think I was a little crazy to bring my youngest with us, he was 2 years old at the time. I always enjoyed the lavish sets and costumes by Maurice Sendak. I’m curious about the new production and .....how the “mirror balls wrapped in toile” will be incorporated :)