last evening, nicolas and i got dressed up and went to the opera.
for both of us, it was the first time and we found that it far surpassed
all of the magic and graceful grandeur that we had expected.
our seats were right in the front near the orchestra pit, so we could see
all of the characters tippy toeing around the stage with delicious clarity.
it was simple, yet over the top lovely and for a moment again
we were children on christmas eve.