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Playing any part in the operetta

Thursday, May 09, 2013

This morning before I left for the gym I stood in front of the mirror, flexing my biceps. I've always had biceps, and big shoulders. I've been accused of looking manly over a dozen times since I gained weight and I don't like it. When I was younger and thinner, people used much nicer descriptions - they said I looked like a gymnast, or a gazelle. So this morning, I was looking in the mirror, flexing my biceps, and I sang a few lines of Porgy's from Porgy and Bess. Yes... the baritone. I can still sing baritone. But then I sucked in my belly and looked girlish and fluttered my eyelashes and did my best Bess in soprano. I can still sing soprano, too, despite years of asthma. I do squeak occasionally in contralto, though (go figure). I was never chosen to play the heroine in school musicals in high school or college, despite the fact that I can sing it. Someone else always had a MUCH more feminine body than I did. So I got stuck playing men or old women or crazy, ugly people or hicks and I think it kind of messed with my head.

But I am starting to see my waist again. Not much, but it is nipping in a little. And in my head, I am beginning to see myself as the potential future star of my own operetta, in which I can play any damn part I choose - or even all of them.

Enough day dreams. I have to change and go off to work.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHIRAZSOLLY 5/11/2013 1:03AM

    Ha! I wish I could dance... maybe that's why I sing... or maybe that's why I never got to play the heroine... they're supposed to be graceful, right? I am probably better suited for the part of buffoon.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 5/10/2013 10:17AM

    I wish I could sing. Guess that's why I dance.

You're the star, no matter what.

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PHEBESS 5/9/2013 10:21PM

    Hey, as long as you're the heroine in your own life, you're doing well!

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FELINEBETTER 5/9/2013 3:39PM

    The best ideas begin with a dream! You Go Girl!!!!! emoticon emoticon

P.S. Did you notice my picture? lol

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