Fiddler On The Roof

I didn't get to make a post on the first day of March, so I will begin this post with what occurred then.  Our friends the Williams kindly invited Rachel, Joseph and me to accompany them to a splendid performance of Fiddler On The Roof.  I saw the movie many years ago, and I think the JSU Drama Department performance was very well done.

The story is set in Anatevka, a small village in Russia in the year 1905 - on the eve of the Russian Revolutionary period (which goes right along with my upcoming study).  It follows the life of Tevye, a Jewish peasant and father of five daughters who says that living in their village is like being a "fiddler on the roof"; seemingly crazy, haphazard and risky, yet precisely balanced and preserved by Tradition. The drama and comedy (and of course, the music...live orchestra at the theatre we went to) unfolds into a very entertaining family story that ends on a rather sad note...the political culture changes invade and end up moving even the villagers grounded by Tradition to scatter about the world.

I found myself humorously thinking that a "Fiddler" set in our era would begin the other way around: people trying to withdraw from the modern mayhem to find some sort of Tradition to balance with in the first place!

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Our soap supplies arrived this week, so we were able to make glycerin soap on Friday.  The process is amazingly simple and fun, but you will have to wait and read the details and see the photographs (whichever decent ones out the 50 make the cut) in the next issue of The Girlhood Home Companion.

I've returned to my WVWW Year II Audios (did I mention that I haven't been studying while I was finishing up the screenplay?) and have enjoyed the lectures on The American Revolution, John Locke, The Declaration of Independence...I am way too into it most of the time.  I like to rewind and re-listen constantly (just as I reread pages in books - and then rarely finish them).  My little portable headset CD player has been much appreciated, but suddenly the rewind button quit working (I took that as a sign).  I am thus now forced to listen attentively while resisting the urge to rewind and get that tiny historical detail.

As soon as I finish those, I have to drill through Geometry.  Then I study to take the infamous ACT and then - I'll be considered a "Homeschool graduate".  Oh...and Dad finally got me a driver's manual to study for my permit.  That's probably the subject I could care the least about (if that goes below math, that is really saying something), but I have it to do.

~Amanda~ 

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Thursday, March 13, 2008 - Untitled Comment

Posted by ArtisticFlare
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Thursday, March 13, 2008 - Untitled Comment

Posted by ArtisticFlare
Thank you. :) It really was a thought provoker! It made you think long and hard on some things.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008 - Untitled Comment

Posted by BlogBoy
Haha, that is funny! I thought the music might have been a little to rocky for some people, but it IS Irish and it is only going to be on there for a few more days. Lol. I'm glad your siblings enjoyed it ;)

Thanks, I'm glad it turned out so nice.

Eric