Welcome to Gratitude Gems, where I show a little appreciation for the good things in my life!
This weekend I was fortunate to spend a bunch of time with my mom. We enjoy many of the same things so this weekend we indulged in one of our favourite past times: going to the theatre (pronounced thee-EH-tah if you’re feeling fancy pants). There’s definitely something to be said about watching a live performance. It always feels like a special, once-in-a-lifetime, intimate experience. Plus it’s always good fun to count the number of times you see the actors get so into their lines that they spit (which is, incidentally, a very good reason to never sit in the front row).
On Friday we went on down to the Freewill Shakespeare Festival where they perform two Shakespeare plays at an outdoor amphitheatre. This year they were showing Coriolanus and As You Like It. Mom and I only had time to go to one of the two, so we chose to see the latter because his comedies are always fun, and because sometimes we just don’t want to watch every single character die. It was an entertaining way to spend a warm Friday night outdoors, for sure.
Then on Sunday my mom took me to see The Lion King, which was amazing. Seriously, the costumes were incredible, and the actors did an awesome job moving like animals. Plus the music. It took me right back to our old house and our old “huge” TV and watching it over and over with my brother once it came out on VHS. It was and still is one of my favourite Disney movies. And the audience yesterday was just filled with kiddos which was really fun to see. What a great way to spend a Sunday.
I’m so grateful for the theatre, and even more so that I get to share it with my mom.