I am a huge fan of the Opera House. I enjoy going there and I`m doing it as often as I can:)
So, since I haven`t been there for a while, I decided to do this last Thursday:) I called up some of my friends, checked the program at the Opera and after some “yes” and “no”, I finally decided to go see the famous play of Carmen, by Prospere Merimee. Said and done. I`ve meetup with my friends at 6 pm in front of the Opera house and we went inside.
Have to tell you that every time I go there, it feels to me like I`m being thrown back to the 18-th century :D, because the building has a very epochal air and people are dressed up so elegant and fancy…:) One can easily have the illusion of being again in those old times with this kind of “surroundings”…:) It`s one of the reasons for which I love going to the Opera…:)
So… anyway, we went to our places and sat on them. Oh, everything was so glamorous!:) The paintings on the walls, the red cotton dressed armchairs, the big chandelier hanging on the ceiling…It was delightful….!:)
The play was about to start. As people kept coming, I had this tendency to have a deeper look at them. I was quite enjoying watching them, seeing their smiles, their facial expressions, their gestures…
They are just like characters in a novel, I thought to myself.
Then one of my friends asked me about the tickets and I was pulled out from those thoughts. But I liked noticing those people, without their knowing, of course! There was a continuous buzz in the room, but it all went down when the lights turned off. The play started.
I was so excited!:) I had a huge smile on my face and couldn`t hide it to nobody…:) Everything in there was magical…:)
Hence, as I was looking at the scene in front of me, I smiled when some people (men and women) appeared on the stage. They were very nicely dressed, with clothes that would make even Spanish people jealous..:D I`m serious! 🙂
Men had on black & golden suits ( like the ones they use when they are in the arena, with the ox? You know what I mean, right?:)
And women…. Women were dressed with the renown Andalusian dress…:) All kinds: red, black, pink, yellow, green, purple…!
It was quite a sight to see, as they were creating this “moving rainbow” on the stage… 🙂 Amazing!
I would gaze at them with great admiration and fascination…:) The way they were moving, how they were holding their heads and make each move with such precision…It was remarkable!
I don`t even want to think of the number of hours these guys are spending on the stage, while rehearsing, I said to myself. It`s all hard work, till the outcome is flawless… What a commitment, what a strong desire to be the best, what a burning dream to fulfill…I was really touched by these thoughts, by these people`s wish to create magic on the stage, magic for every one of the guests in the room. And when they all started dancing, it took my breath away: never have I seen such grace! Never have I seen such love and enjoyment for what they were doing!
But beyond that, were the people on the stage. It was about them. I wanted to see them, not the roles they were interpreting. I wanted to see their true identity, an identity that was behind their customs and roles. I think I found it out. It was Joy. A simple and inspiring joy to fulfilling their soul`s call. Nothing else mattered in that moment.
The whole stage was like a big orchestra, in which everybody knew their place, knew what to do and knew exactly what their next move should be. I thought of our world. It was exactly the same thing. These actors had their choreographer that would coordinate them and show them what they need to do. For our world, the “choreographer” would be God.
He created every one of us and placed us exactly where we need to be. Our place isn`t randomly chosen; absolutely not. We have a certain role and vocation to fulfill in this world and if we pay attention to our “choreographer”, which is God, we`ll be able to do that with utmost joy, ease and divine grace, as nobody knows better what our destinies are than the one who created this world…
Be happy & proud of who you are…:)
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