The Right Answer and the Best Answer
Today was pretty much a banner day in my little life. Here I am in New York enjoying the city life, eating good food and loving every minute of it.
Today just took it up an extra notch.
What precipitated this trip to the big city, as described here, was the chance to see the Tony Award winning stage show “War Horse.”
After seeing this amazing show in San Francisco on its closing weekend, I suddenly knew I needed to see it again, and I wanted to see it in New York.
The Good Man and I had been batting around the idea of a trip to New York for a few years, but this idea of seeing War Horse on Broadway really put a charge into the idea.
And so today, all of those plans came together.
The show is staged at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
I had never been to Lincoln Center and in fact in my one visit to New York prior to this week, I hadn’t really spent much time above 50th and Broadway.
Lincoln Center really is an amazing place.
I have much more to say about the show and about this magical day, but I just wanted to stop a minute and share one of those slice of life moments. This is a very telling story, indeed.
You see, we arrived a bit early for our 2:00pm matinee, and so The Good Man and I decided to stroll around a bit so I could see the layout of the Lincoln Center.
It’s quite lovely.
And as I looked around, all amped up and excited to see the show and to be in New York and to be seeing all these things I’ve not seen before, my eyes fell upon this building:
Now when I saw this building, in all of my geekery and excitement and still-got-a-little-New-Mexico-hayseed-in-my-hair, I turned to The Good Man and I asked “Is that THE Julliard?”
Now, pause here.
True confessions: That’s a pretty dumb question. I’m not even sure why I asked it.
My darling husband, a man of Brooklyn from his childhood and in many ways still a New Yorker probably should have turned to me and replied in deep New York accent (with much sarcasm), “No, it’s the other one,” and rolled his eyes.
But he did not.
My darling man replied, “Yes, honey. That is THE Julliard. Pretty cool, huh?”
Then I kind of laughed and shook my head and said “well, that was a silly question.” Then I thanked him, because the right answer was probably the sarcastic one, but he is used to my propensity to geek out, so he gave me the best answer instead.
And when he’s being that much of a Good Man, I just gotta let him know how much I appreciate it.
Then I told him I was going to blog about it.
Photo Copyright 2012, Karen Fayeth. Taken with an iPhone5 and the Camera+ app.