So many questions about gender identity found a place in 2014's headlines that, as the world put last year to rest and got on with the business of 2015, I couldn't help but think back to a particular week last fall.
Since perfect things come along infrequently, it's absolutely required that when they do, a whole lot of carrying on attends them. The perfect thing about which I'm now holding forth is the Gotham Chamber Opera and Tectonic Theater Project's revival of El gato con botas.
New York's Metropolitan Opera is currently wowing much of its faithful audience and, as hoped, enticing a newer public with its decidedly multimedia -- and multi-sourced -- confection, The Enchanted Island.
In the age we live in, where everything moves so fast, when instant gratification is considered a virtue, and when faster is usually better, it's a true gift when we are captivated -- when we simply stand still and witness a moment of inspiration.