Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mom's the Word

Theatre Calgary's most recent success story was a play about being a Mom. Who would of thought. Five simple everyday story's could be so thoughtful. Full of the funny and the fine lines we mothers often walk.

It was a hot date, so naturally I was my usual enthusiastic self.

I love the theatre, the stage, the lights, the sound, the feeling, ah the feelings that come with a night at the theatre. I can still remember the night I fell in love with the theatre. I'd been on the stage or enjoying the acting of others for years already... but that night, the show hadn't even started yet. I was hanging out, dressed nice because that's just what you do when you go to the theatre. When a woman I didn't know put her arm around me and tucked in the tag of my dress that had been sticking out. She smiled and said you'd do the same for me wouldn't you?...

A play about being a Mom. I like to escape sometimes to "that place" where I can just be me, just a girl. So I was a little concerned that a play about Mother hood might just be "all to real" for me. I like thought provoking about new or different things, stuff. Maybe I was having a flash back of the TMI of the Vagina Monologues. Not sure I was up for all my inner most Motherly secrets to be exploited for audience reaction...

A breathe of fresh air, I laughed, my hot date laughed. Not sure if it was intentional or just came to be through the absolute command of the stage the actors had that night. Each character captured, as though the journey's were their own. Every moment remarkable, in of it's self, we, audience and actors celebrated the good, the bad, the ugly... something everyday and ordinary, Mother hood. The performance was as extraordinary as mother hood it's self.

Such a privilege to be part of a truly once in a life time performance. Then like the cherry on top, we went on to have a tour so I could capture some of the essence of the evening. Radical!

Something about being a girl, whether your six or thirty six and lost in the mayhem of Mother hood. Pink feathers can help make it all okay. Even if it's just for a moment. It could be said that Mother hood is just a community of moments meant to be shared, intellectualized and celebrated.

Congratulations to
Theater Calgary. Linda A. Carson, Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Robin Nichol, Barbara Pollard and Deborah Williams. Kira Bradley, Lindsay Burns, Elinor Holt, Nikki Loach and Elizabeth Stepkowski-Tarhan. Meg Roe and the Company and Crew. Your eloquence in capturing Mother hood in such a palatable way is to be applauded.

Thank you all for a wonderful evening. Such a treat. You can check out Theatre Calgary's 2011-2012 season at http://www.theatrecalgary.com If you see someone smiling contently and looking for dress tags that need to be tucked, there's a good chance thats me, or that other Lady...

Friday, May 6, 2011

One Thing

What's Your One Thing?

There's this Philosophy that every person could and should do their One Thing for Humanity. What ever that might mean to that One Person. All around me, I see One Things. Some people are doing lots of things, others not so much... Mostly though it is Animal Instinct to Survive, Human Nature to Thrive.

Me In Front of the UN.
Where were the Flags?
Like pieces of the puzzle my life is made up of days, weeks, months, years and even a few decades now. So, so grateful that the pieces are very colourful and are starting to fit together. Almost with a magnetic force the groupings are becoming magical in their own ways.

I passed by the UN a few years back. Instantly thought "I wish I had a voice here". I always knew that individuals some how became voices of the UN. If you've ever met me, there is no question that I am an individual.

I am passionate. One Thing, That instantly makes my Blood Boil. Always has, even though I have no personal involvement. I think that just witnessing it brings to my intellect, all the thoughts that deem my vision as UN Human. So over the years I've refrained from engaging in a spur of the moment public debate.

I have however continued to intellectualize, educate and inform myself as to the nature and the status of the One Thing. Recently, I have started to speak about and share my thoughts. So important when the time is right for Ideas to be Shared.

I used to think that the world wide web was connecting and had the power to change the world. What I know today, is that it's the people's use of the new tools that are changing the world. Shout out to Blogger, Twitter and Facebook, your, our history is in the making.

On April 26, 2011 I tweeted, yes, tweeted @ UN_Women in response to on going discussion. Starting with the basic Human Right; Every Persons shall have the Right to Show Their Face, regardless of race, religion or gender. At this time I would like to add; in all environments.

I would like to One Day introduce a Private Members Bill or bring it to Pass through Formal/Traditional means. Ultimately have the Rights Legally Packaged for International Correspondence. One Thing, with potentially UN Measurable positive impact.

Join me on Twitter and find out why news agency's from around the world are starting to Follow me.
I want everybody to be smart...

A Toast to All that Make a Difference. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

 I look forward to connecting, communicating and corresponding with all persons that believe in Basic Human Rights.

Kindest Regards, Cara

Wednesday, May 4, 2011