Memories and monkeys

27 Oct

Bronwen and I went to see the Imperial Russian Ballet production of The Nutcracker Suite on Friday night. It was an excellent occasion. (I noticed people dress up better for these shows than for church and celebrating the Lord’s table!) It was a memorable occasion after a tumultuous couple of weeks.

While marvelling at the music and choreography, I the thought again crossed my mind that we are not descended from apes! Some well-meaning animal worshippers go into raptures when an ape uses a paint brush to put colours on a canvas or mimics some human actions.

An ape could never come up with something like the story, music, costumes, choreography, or staging of The Nutcracker Suite or Swan Lake, or even Mamma Mia! That speaks of special creation.

From the center stalls of the theatre, while watching the ballet and making memories with Bronwen, I was able to worship God.


Posted by on 27 October, 2008 in Devotional, Humor


2 Responses to Memories and monkeys

  1. Simeon

    27 October, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Well done on posting a pic! You’re getting the hang of this.

  2. Michael O'Brien

    28 October, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Like you, I am lost in admiration for the creatively gifted among us, particularly the musical. I can understand the art of the novelist (I can do it myself in a very mediocre way) and the painter and the sculptor at least have some external object to fix their minds on.

    But the composer of music is just beyond my comprehension. I read Alan Jay Lerner’s autobiography recently and am no wiser as to how he wrote “My Fair Lady”.


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