With a year that's gone by in a blink and a holiday season that's already at my doorstep, I needed a little something to get myself into the spirit of the season.
So last night, while New York was celebrating the lighting of the big tree in Rockefeller Center, Chris and I went to Madison Square Garden to see Cirque de Soleil's "Wintuk."
I had never seen a Cirque show until this past summer, when we saw Kooza in Hartford. It. Was. Awesome. Kooza was a circus for grown ups, and Chris and I spent the entire show with our mouths hanging open, muttering, "Did you see that?" So when we saw tickets for Wintuk on sale in NYC, it made sense (not economic sense, but life sense) to take in that show.
And it, too, was awesome. Different from the circus-esque feats of Kooza - more of an actual show than an interactive performance. Trampoline acrobats, this flexible lady with a stash of sterling hoola hoops, and performers in the best dog costumes I have ever seen.
And at the end? Massive birds (like you do).
And thousands of snowflakes raining down from the "sky."
With this weekend's cookie party on tap, Wintuk still fresh in our minds, and holiday parties cropping up at every turn, it's beginning to feel an awful lot like Christmas. I may have to force Siah to wear some kind of Santa hat and join in the fun. ;)