“I’m flying… / Look at me, / Way up high, / Suddenly, / Here am I, / I’m flying.”

Today is another cold, damp, overcast day. I have shut all my windows, and I’m about to go get my sweatshirt. Rain is predicted for the afternoon. This is the sort of day which makes an afternoon nap sound inviting. I’m already tired thinking about it.

Peapod came this morning. I was told the delivery would arrive between 7:30 and 9:30. He knocked on my door just before 7:30. Luckily I was awake. The larder is full again.

Last night I saw a wonderful production of The Music Man at the Cape Playhouse which is starting its 90th year of continuous entertainment. I have been going there at least 35 years. I remember when every play was sold out. That’s not the case anymore. I’m thinking that live productions don’t appeal to the Netflix, Amazon Streaming, YouTube generation as I see so few of them at the Playhouse, but for the first time in a while there were several kids last night. I was glad they were being introduced to a live performance. None of the ones near me looked bored. That’s a good sign.

The library in my town had records you could borrow. I remember bringing home Camelot and playing it so many times I memorized most of the songs. A live version of Peter Pan with Mary Martin played on television when I was a kid. It was wonderful. My mother bought the records of the musical for us. They were 45’s. We’d load them on the middle piece you put on the hifi so we could pile three or four 45’s at once. I still remember most of the words to all the songs. My sister took my niece when she was young to a revival of Peter Pan. She loved it as much as we had only she was lucky to see it in person. She got to watch Peter fly. I never thought it strange that Peter Pan was always played by a woman when it was staged. My niece saw Cathy Rigby, but for me, Peter Pan is always Mary Martin.

I have flowers needing to be planted in pots and the dead flowers on my front step need to be replaced. Today seems the perfect day to do outside work, but I’m going to have to force myself to be motivated. Being cozy and warm inside is just so appealing.

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10 Comments on ““I’m flying… / Look at me, / Way up high, / Suddenly, / Here am I, / I’m flying.””

  1. Caryn Says:

    Hi Kat,
    You must have had my Peapod delivery guy from the other day. My delivery was scheduled between 7:30AM and 9:30AM. My dogs woke me up at 4:30 because Piki Dog had to go out. There were rabbits out there which distracted both dogs from doing what they originally intended so I dragged them back in. Half an hour later they wanted out again. I tried to go back to sleep. At 6:20AM my cell phone made noises. It’s programmed to shut down at night and activate again in the morning but this was not that. It was the Peapod driver. He was in the area and running early and could he please drop my order off now. What the heck, why not. I warned him that I was just out of bed and pre-coffee but he could come. No point in going back to bed after all that.

    I have things I should do outside, too, but I’ve been outside a couple of times already. Damp, dark, cold and slightly breezy. Cozy inside is very nice. I think I’ll stay here at least until the dogs ask to go out again. They’re curled up asleep on the couch throw and they don’t look very eager to undo that. I’m rereading Albert Campion mysteries. I can wait for them all day. 🙂

    Enjoy the day.

    • katry Says:

      Hi Caryn,
      Wow, he’d would have had to bang on the door to wake me if he came then, but my early warning system, Gracie, would have announced his presence. I was surprised he came only minutes early. The hour would have amazed me.

      I dragged out of the car cans of dog food and a heavy bag of pot soil. Now my back is killing me as the bag was so heavy. There go my good intentions. I’ll just have to sit here and find a good movie.

      Have a great evening!

  2. We’ve had a rather wonderful day here,Sunshine, just enough warm and with a strong enough breeze to keep most flies away. The morning was really chilly so I had to wear a fleece jacket when we went out for our morning walk, so nice as long as I know it’ll be warmer durinmg the day.

    I guess younger people are so used to be able to turn off hwat ever they are watching so they can do other things they strangely enough think is more important, so thet rather not go to a life performance. Too bad they don’t know what they are missing.

    The absolutely best I’ve seen was a six hour long Nicolas Nickleby theater performance. I feared it would be a bit too much but when it all was over I felt I could have watched six more hours 🙂 The only thing they have out here is what we call pilsner comdy, mostly slapstick mixed with confusion comedy, You know lots of running between doors with lots of misunderstandings. Can be lots of fun sometimes but not always.

    Have a great day!


    • katry Says:

      I like the idea of sun as we haven’t seen it for a couple of days. I had to go upstairs to get my sweatshirt as down here got cold. I’d shut the back door but Gracie would just whack her bells to go out so I’ll keep it open for convenience sake.

      It is true that never seeing a live performance is sad as they are so wonderful to see.

      The playhouse has a variety of play types every summer. I think some musicals are expensive to put on as the cast is so large, like the one I saw last night.

      Enjoy that nice weather!

  3. Bob Says:

    The American Musical theater is one of our great institutions. My father took my sister and I to see Broadway musicals in the early 60s after he shipped us off to live in NYC to live with my aunt and uncle. I developed a love for the shows after seeing several shows. I was fortunate to see Barbra Streisand live in “I can get it for you Wholesale”. She was either 19 or 20. I also saw the Broadway version of “My Fair Lady” and few others I can’t remember. However, I had the original Broadway recordings of many shows.

    There is nothing like live theater, hopefully it will survivor into the future.

    • katry Says:

      Boston was a tryout city for many plays headed to Broadway, but my parents could only afford to take us to movies. When I was in hight school, I started going to plays wit my friends, and I have continued to see plays here on the cape an in Boston.

      I also hope the theater survives.

  4. Birgit Says:

    I usually don’t like musicals but who can resist when our theater has Monty Python’s Spamelot musical with killer rabbit and everything? I already have tickets for September.

    Back home now from a nice day out in the countryside. We went to a funeral this morning by train and added a long walk along a canal and through the fields to an old small town with moated castles.

    • katry Says:

      I am not much for musicals either, but as I buy a season of plays, I hate to miss any. I’d love to see Spamelot.

      It sounds like a wonderful day wrapped around a funeral. It is kind of neat to be able to see moated castles. Here, though, you do get to see great old cape houses

  5. sprite Says:

    I think Hamilton is doing great work at introducing young people to the theater and introducing old people to hip hop. It’s a win-win!

    • katry Says:

      I agree with anything which brings kids to the theater. There were more than I’ve ever seen before at the musical Friday.

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