Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Back on Broadway | M. Butterfly

David Henry Hwang weaves a marvelous tale in M. Butterfly - based on a true story of a French diplomat whose politically ill-advised affair with an androgynous performer in the Chinese opera takes him places he never imagined. Imprisoning them both in the end.

Deftly exploring Western stereotyping of Asians, M. Butterfly won the 1988 Tony Award for best play and ran for an astonishing 777 performances. This revival stars Clive Owen and Jin Ha under the direction of Julie Taymor.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

California Dreamin'

For our California folks who have been affected by the recent fires. 

We dedicate this feel good oldie to you all as skies dim and grow dreary here in the East Coast. 

Here are some images to go along with the lyrics. 

Taken on my way to and from our voting center yesterday.  

From our wonder | wander | women hearts - via The Mamas & The Papas - to yours.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Halloween Tarot: The Four Royal Advisors

This year I got a beautiful Tarot card set by one of our favourite artists Yoshitaka Amano for my birthday.

Amano Tarot on Amazon

Halloween is one of the rare nights where traditionally the border between material and spirit world thins, and is the best for seeking guidance to right actions and clear insight in the darkening year. So what better time to do that most Halloween-like activity, the Tarot card reading? Only this one is special: it uses all 78 cards.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Hello Dolly & Our Divine Miss M

"Hello Dolly!" is a golden Broadway oldie that has had a rich history and many memorable revivals.

Made even more iconic by the legendary and gifted stars playing the lead role of the brassy and wonderful Dolly Gallagher Levi - outspoken widow, matchmaker, and revolutionary female.

The latest New York  revival of Hello Dolly! stars the sensational Bette Midler in the lead role.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

autumn foraging

The weather is definitely turning murkier and cool, everything washing out into monochrome. Bill Bryson compares the constant overcast to 'living inside Tupperware'.