Historian On the Run was in Vancouver to run the BMO Half Marathon. We'd originally both planned on running the Full Marathon but had to scale back -- I bowed out completely, but she switched to the Half and completed it this morning -- Can we give her a big cheer? Brava!! On Saturday, we met at a Greek restaurant for lunch to help her fuel up for the race. As has so often happened when I've become friends with a blogger online, we felt comfortable immediately IRL -- and our guys seemed to feel comfortable as well. After lunch, I did my best to enable her in buying yet another pair of Fluevogs (Girl has a serious collection!), but they didn't have her size in the right shoe . . . .
Tan Dun's Tea is a must-see marvel. Must hear as well -- not just for the vocal element but for the wealth of sonorities, encompassing such unusual "instruments" as paper and water . . . But when I say "must see" I really do stress the visual aspect of this work -- costumes, lighting, set design . . . .as well as the dancing. . . Pater thinks it might be the most striking stage set and costumes we've seen in the 5 or 6 years we've been subscribing. I reminded him about Madame Butterfly, the Magic Flute, and he thought for a moment but decided to stay firm with his preference. If you're in Vancouver, consider treating yourself -- a gorgeous spectacle!