Thursday, February 22, 2007

Leave Stunt Baby at home for Corteo

Most evenings Peanut is given to taking flying leaps off the sofa into what she assumes will be her papa's awaiting arms. She doesn't always give warning. You just happen to see a toddler come flying through the air in the corner of your eye and somehow your arms react quickly enough to catch her! Such trust in her parents!

Cirque du Soleil has set up its big top in Fair Park for its touring performances of Corteo. On our last date night we went to catch the 4:00 pm show. I love Cirque du Soleil for all that it brings together in one night - live music, humans doing extraordinary things with their bodies, comedy, drama and just the feeling of watching a surreal painting come to life in front of your eyes.

As we walked towards the entrance I saw several toddlers coming into the show and wondered if Peanut would have enjoyed it. It was literally under a big tent, outdoors. We stumbled in a little late and were completely blinded by the total darkness of the interior. What a scene! I think Peanut would have been mesmerized; a little frightened, but just mesmerized by the show. I also think she would have gotten wayyy too many ideas about how you can fly through the air and bounce off many ordinary objects :-)

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