Monthly Archives: June 2011

COMEDIA OPERA

So I’ve just returned from an inspired trip to Romania and Bucharest is a fascinating city…

One of my highlights is the people, joyful people who’ve found ways to still be fun, kind and caring – truly inspired examples of humanKIND. Their lives are deeply challenging, they’re still recovering from years of Communism and a current political and social structure that still manipulates the poor. And yet they still find joy…

Sure some may say, it’s just my perspective and that’s just it -my perspective is a joyful one and that’s what this blog is for a space to share that joy… One of my highlight experiences

We’re in a taxi, communicating through smiles and broken Romanian and English, when we pass a sign that says COMEDIA OPERA – so I’m looking at the taxi driver’ through his review mirror – gesturing at the sign “so is that teatro por OPERA COMEDIA?” and he’s immediately transformed into a performing artist with arms expressinve a sonly the Latin cultures know how “Da, Da, it’s COMEDIA OPERA – like haaaaaa haaaaaa hoooooo heee hee heee heeee…” . And that is me, finished giggling myself silly in his backseat, as he takes his comedy opera to another level “hooo hoooo haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa”. We all laughed and were left with this precious memory.

thanks to Chodaboy on flickr for sharing this pic

In fact OPERA COMEDIA is my new favorite JOY exercise and I encourage you all to create your own COMEDIA OPERA SONG… in fact maybe we should have comedy opera in every community – at least it’s an Opera we’ll all be able to understand for sure… :)

JOYFULLY…