Last night Cooper and I were welcomed into magic.
Our music director for Living Waters is Victor Zupanc. He is an amazing musician with the kind of soul that invites people to join him in making beauty.
He is also the music director and composer at the Children’s Theatre here in Minneapolis.
He invited us to see his new show “Cinderella”.
We found our seats in the midst of kid-zapped energy. It was a Friday night after a long week and often such nights find us home seeking to remember who we are.
What we discovered is that we are children longing for magic.
We found it.
We were invited into a world where mice speak and longings are heard and dreams do come true.
Tears were near the surface throughout. We both missed the days of innocence we shared with our children. We both cheered as the whacky wickedness of the stepsisters and their mother was undone by kindness. We laughed and we wept and we left reminded that beauty and goodness cannot be undone by cruelty.
And, I was again reminded of the needful place of story. The telling and the sharing of story created in that theatre a people only too willing to be led.
Mice turn into coachmen. Cinders are replaced by wand work. Kindness trumps all.
Midnight looms. It comes.
It is not the end of the story.
And, Elizabeth, your words keep the magic of story alive long after the curtains on stage close. Thank you, thank you for your skill in painting pictures in my heart. Vonda