*Note to any reader – if you can tell me how to convince WordPress that I REALLY TRULY want paragraph breaks, and to please stop taking them away every time I put them in, I would be truly grateful. I spent longer trying to get WP to recognize my line breaks in this blog post than I did actually writing the post, and I’ve given up for tonight.
I have been slammed with a head cold for the past few days, and it has not put me in a blogging frame of mind. My thought processes have been moving very slowly, and my energy levels have been sufficient only for the bare minimum – shower, dress, eat, opera rehearsal, that kind of thing.
Over the weekend I roused myself long enough to take my daughter to a local production of the ballet Swan Lake. I was startled to realize that the only ballets I’ve ever been to were The Nutcracker, The Nutcracker, and The Nutcracker. I think of myself as being more cultured than that, but apparently not when it comes to ballet.
Now, I know that if you want a complex and thought-provoking plot, you go to a play or a movie (or read a book), and if you want a beautiful spectacle, you go to an opera or the ballet. But if you’re not all that into people leaping about in tights, I now present (because I have nothing deeper to say at the moment) …
The Plot of Swan Lake
Act I: Bad Sorceror steals princess. Turns princess into Swan Queen.
Act II: The prince is a man now! Party! Dancing! Dancing! Dancing! Dancing! Dancing! Dancing! Dancing! Dancing! Dancing! He must choose a wife.
Act III: Look! Swans! And Bad Sorceror who is now a black swan or hawk or something. Look! Swans! (repeat for approximately six hours)
The prince is here. “She has the most glitter – therefore it is True Love.”