Saw “Rent” last night at the Birch North Park Theatre on Saturday. I listened to the “Rent” soundtrack back in high school but I never saw a production until Saturday night.
The soundtrack is still my favorite albums to listen to because it’s a reminder to live life to the fullest. You really do rent your life, the people in your life, your talents, and your emotions. It’s been about a few years since I’ve listened to the soundtrack (for I no longer own a CD player :-(). Saturday night’s show definitely blew me away with their songs and remind me again to live life to the fullest.
It was also my boyfriend’s first time watching a musical. I was a afraid maybe he wouldn’t like it and I thought maybe the content would be a tad salty for a first musical but he really enjoyed the production. Can’t wait to take him to more musicals.
I told my boyfriend my interpretation of “Rent” how I feel that you just don’t own anything — even married couples don’t even own each other — they still rent. He tells me “yes they do! They’re married!” I told him even in married couples they still have to work to make their love stay alive with affection and devotion and that’s how married couples (actually any couple) pay the rent.
In anything you do, you have to work for it (rent) to keep the things in your life sustaining. Examples would be talent: you don’t own your talent, you rent by practicing and training regularly. You don’t own your slim trim physique, you rent by eating in moderation and exercise regularly (I’m using “regularly” in the most liberal way). You definitely don’t own your happiness or your sadness either.
My boyfriend saw it as a little depressing, maybe he’ll find out the things he enjoy in life, he actually leases. To me, I don’t mind the idea that I rent everything. I believe whatever I get out of my life is what I put into it (rent). So far after being a life renter for many years, I’m content with my outcomes and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Now if only I can convince my friends and my peers to start renting instead of just aiming for the moon and have nowhere to go. Why does it take so much convincing to tell people to dedicate their work (not just hard work) for what they want. All I hear is excuses and hope someone caters on the way. Just realize your direction and figure out what you want. As soon as you figure out what you want, put your lease and pay your dues :-).
Anyways after the show, we ended the night by taking out some Heaven Sent Desserts — which is so much better than Extraordinary Desserts.
This is a Strawberry Red Velvet Parfait. The strawberry mousse on top is really good. I need to learn how to make the mousse and maybe attempt my own parfait.