A few days ago I was lunching with a friend, a fellow director of student plays, and we were discussing her most recent production, a musical version of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.
Have you ever seen Zorb Soccer being played? It’s a crazy game where the participants are actually encased in huge bubble suits -- the game is often referred to as Bubble Soccer. You can’t even call them suits because they’re just these massive, clear, plastic, blown-up balls with a pocket in the center just the right size for a human to crawl into, leaving their lower body exposed and their legs able to move.
I'll give you a minute to watch the clip below.
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Neat little packages.
That’s how we like most of our lives to be stored. Tied up with a bow. Predictable. No surprises.
Every genre has a hit song that glorifies abandoning the drudgery or difficulties of life and fleeing to worry-free days. Popular movies touch on the theme, vivid images stirring up our yearning for another life. And not just in our current culture: Conjure up that mental clip of Sister Maria shedding her habit for her native dress, running through the fields, arms flung wide, singing about being alive to the purity of the music of the hills.
Laura England Miller