next wave

for my birthday this year, grace got me tickets to 3 performances at BAM (brooklyn academy of music)’s next wave festival. the first was a dreamy play about the life and work of joseph cornell, the surrealist who assembled mini-worlds in tiny boxes. the second was an incredibly striking and memorable dance performance called “borrowed light”, in which lost shaker songs were sung a cappella while heavily dressed dancers moved violently about. the last, which we saw last night, was the sweetly named “au revior parapluie”, directed and starred in by james thièrrèe, who, if i hadn’t known i could have guessed, is charlie chaplin’s grandson.

i’ve got nothing smart to say about the piece other than it was such a wonderful, whimsical way to spend the evening. part circus, part play, part puppet show, it was all very fun, funny, sweet and deeply moving. grace did good this year.

afterwards, we went to junior’s where i got fried chicken, ate too many pickled beets, and obviously went overboard with the fresh strawberry cheese pie. it was a lovely night. and my birthday was in june!

BAM next wave festival

kitten kaboodle

when i was younger, the word "kaboodle" meant that large plastic contraption that held all my markers; i'm sure it was some fad 80's item that has since long gone (yup, even a google search doesn't turn anything up), now kaboodle is my new website procrastinator. essentially a pimped amazon wishlist, you can sign up for a free account and install buttons on your browser that allow you to add any item, on any website, to a dedicated list on kaboodle. you can then send the url for the list around to your family, friends, partner, etc. truthfully though, i've found it most useful in collecting all the links to amazing things i see so that i remember what i really want when i get that long-awaited raise, instead of buying something i don't actually care about at all.


ps. this sun jar is on my wish list (you can see it here)

pps. when i did my search for kaboodle there were a bunch of references to "kitten kaboodles". since there are currently 5 kittens in my closet, i guess this qualifies.
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