Wednesday, September 16, 2009

someday is today

When I was young (as if I am old), I would come to San Francisco from time to time. For my 16 birthday, I came to San Francisco with my mother and sister, and we shopped for my Jr. Prom dress. Upon driving back into the city, we drove up Van Ness Ave. and past the San Francisco Opera. It must of been their Gala, as the red carpet was rolled out and limos were parked outside. As we drove past the front of the Opera House, I vividly remember seeing a woman standing at the top of the steps; brown hair swept up in a twist, her back exposed, and the train of her crimson dress covered the steps beneath her.

I was enthralled. For a 16 year old girl, that spent her days listening to TOOL, to find the Opera desirable was an accomplishment. If my mother would have known what was going through my head at that moment, she probably would have stop right there, bought me a ticket, and made every attempt to save me from my poor music taste.

Anyways...we drove past the building, my head turning to see as much as possible, and although I only got a glimpse of the interior through the window of my mother's mini van, I thought to myself, "Someday, I will go there."

Well 10 years later, I'm going. Tonight, in fact. It's no Gala, and there won't be a red carpet, but I will finally see the inside, here the music, and be able to say at 16 I knew what I was talking about.

Enough said. I've got to go get dressed.

13 comments:

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Beautiful post. Enjoy the Opera. I hope you are seeing something wonderful. I love Opera (know next to nothing about it) but have seen many. It never fails to enthrall me. I am glad you have achieved your more youthful self dream.xx

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Oh how lovely for you! I love the opera.
I hope you have a wonderful time.

The dress pictured looks gorgeous. It has a somewhat dreamy quality.

Florrie x

diane said...

Oh how wonderful for you! Will there be an outfit post from this experience?

Taylor K said...

I love going to the Opera. What are you going to see?

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

i hope you had fun!

kailee said...

i've always wanted to get very dressed up and go to the opera.

Sofia said...

:)

C D said...

I had to check out the SFO website to see which opera you were seeing... then I had to listen to snippets... and hear the guy describe the plot... I'm enjoying it more as I get older... Cosi Fan Tutte will be put on here in Tucson in the spring, and it has one of the most beautiful trios (IMNSHO) ever written. Go Mozart!

it jobs said...

Oh wow! Fascinating story, I always love reading happy and fulfilling true to life short stories like this. it always inspire me to do what I really wanted. And I thank you for that.

Condo Makati said...

A girl’s dream came true. I love the story it motivated me to do the things I want to experience since my childhood life. Thank you for posting a beautiful post.

Condo Makati said...

A girl’s dream came true. I love the story it motivated me to do the things I want to experience since my childhood life. Thank you for posting a beautiful post.

Inspiration in Italy said...

You are a great writer and this photo is stunning.

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