This evening I watched a stirring performance. I and many others enjoyed the La Jolla Playhouse’s POP-UP WOW event at Liberty Station.
What did I see?
I saw soulful singing and dancing that stems from a shared history of suffering and endurance.
I saw joy that rises from the heart–a triumph of the spirit.
I saw how bubbles are like aspects of life–and like life itself. Mysterious, beautiful, soaring . . . short-lived. A beginning and an ending. Like memories.
I, too, wondered why we have an impulse to chase bubbles.
I saw a fable about a giant who wanted power over everything.
Until he saw the beauty of bubbles and learned wisdom.
I saw individuals repeatedly asking “Can I?”
They make one clumsy attempt after another, slowly gaining ability, gaining confidence, until they venture out into this sometimes scary world.
Meeting others, overcoming their fear, the question becomes “Can WE?”
What I observed was life.
You can watch it tomorrow if you’d like, too. Click here to learn about the Sunday performances. It’s free!