Willow Visits the Nutcracker
I was reminded of ketchup and my boys experienced theater for the first time.
Our homeschool group that we belong to but never go to went on field trip. We saw the Nutcracker.
Did you know that the first time I ever saw the Nutcracker was in college? That is why I was reminded of ketchup. A girl who lived on my floor in Teter Hall at Indiana University (IU) was in the Nutcracker. Her roomate ate ketchup by the spoonful. She would always have a bowl of ketchup with her meal.
There have been many discussions recently about the people who are living in our TV. How else would we see them on the screen if they didn’t live in that tiny box. Their food is supplied by the cord that connects to the wall. So they must be small people living there. Right?
But what about the people we read about in books? They must live at the theater! And we saw them. So it is a fact that books are pictures of what is going on in a big room filled with chairs. I always wondered.
That must be why the experience felt like magic as one little boy snuggled on my lap without moving for over an hour and another little boy kept gazing up at me telling me that he loved me so much. We were lured in by the loud music and dancers who effortlessly flew across the stage.
Though both photographs have been edited in Picasa to accentuate the colors on this dancer’s dress, the above snapshot was taken in raw. As a result, I was able to significantly tweak this photo and still retain a clear picture, while the first picture that was saved as a jpg file became grainy with each change I imposed on the photograph.
And while I am at it, let me make a plug for Roberts Imaging Camera Shop. I’ve been meaning to do this since May. My parents purchased sweet, dependable, and useful Willow 2 from this great LOCAL camera shop. Not only did they let us know that Willow 1 had been recalled, but they extracted all of our great zoo pictures from my first Tot School post (ahem . . . that I never posted) from a possessed memory card, and ordered our replacement camera, Willow 2, back in August. Then, when my dad purchased a camera (named Adelaide) for my sister, he gave my dad a deal on Willow’s extended nose (a zoom lens), which has brought you today’s Nutcracker pictures!