March 21, 2015
“To love another person is to see the face of God.”
The lyrics to the climax of Les Miserables and a line, when sung well, gives me the feels every time.
This evening we had the pleasure of seeing a production of Les Mis at the Portola Valley Theater Conservatory, but this was no ordinary Les Mis as it was set in modern times. The same songs and lyrics were used, but it was just staged for today. I first, I was a little skeptical, but in the end, Les Mis really does cross many boundaries and by the time Jean Valjean stole from the Bishop, I barely even noticed.
This show topped of a day of all five of us being together for almost entire day — this does not happen all that often. From meals, to shopping, to errands, to more meals, we simple had a day together. There was much laughter, little bickering, and much seeing the “faces” of God in the love that we have for one another.
Soon we send Eldest off to college and these times will be fewer and farther in between.
As Victor Hugo probably said many a time, “Le sigh.”
See you tomorrow.