Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The Show Hadn't Even Started
You know the phrase "It's not over till the fat lady sings"?
Let's get this one thing straight before I go any further.....My mom is not fat! Quite the opposite. But she did sing - well, she lip-synched - much to our surprise!!
We were at a family wedding this past Saturday. It was a lovely garden wedding. The music was playing through the air as we were all seated in the courtyard listening to the words of 'Ava Maria' or some OPERA song - who cares what the exact song was....I want you to get the picture before I go any further - Got it? Ok...on with the story.
I looked back at the deck that was towering above us. Several people were gathered there - members of the wedding party who would soon make their way down to be seated among the guests. Suddenly, my mom, slightly leaning over the railing of the deck, tossed her arms up like Maria Callas and began pretending she was at the Metropolitan Opera House performing to a sell out crowd of beloved fans.
This definitely confirms why I am the way I am. So, yeah....I have an excuse. She was hysterical - and I wouldn't have her any other way!