Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Confession Tuesday - Daydreaming Edition
It's been a week since my last confession and I'm back to lay everything out in the open.
I confess that as I was driving this evening after work I was daydreaming.( For the record, this was before I picked my wife up. She thinks I can't drive and do anything else safely.) At the right you will see the Center for Preforming Arts here in Kansas City that is under construction. This morning as I passed it I wished I had taken a picture of it so tonight I did. And as I proceeded to drive I thought about what a cool place if will be to attend the Symphony Orchestra. Then a funny thing happened. I suddenly got to thinking about the building filled to capacity for an event. Actually it was an unlikely event. Yes, I pictured thousands of people, myself included attending a poetry reading at the new facility. Can you picture this? Wouldn't it be awesome?
I'm not sure what brought this on. Maybe it's because I've had readings on my mind lately. But I admit it would be cool to see a packed house in a building this size taking in poetry. I understand that in Russia they have filled stadiums for poetry readings. I confess I wish more people valued poetry in America they way they do in many other countries.
On a side note I have been in a pretty good sized theater for a Mary Oliver reading that was packed. Nothing the size of the Center for Preforming arts though.