11/02/2008

When my feelings are so large they seem to ooze from the seams that hold me together, no words seem to express them properly.

Last Sunday Sandra and I drove to MA to see Jonatha play. As soon as I sat at our small round table I started taking pictures (with MY FLASH!) At the time I didn't know what a faux pas
this was in a small theatre. I was just excited to play with my new flash. I think I need to get out more often. hee hee. A woman sitting at a table 2 inches to my right turns around and snarkily asks if I am going to be taking a lot of photos. I said "probably-but I will stop using my flash". She proceeded to tell me that she also is a photographer, and never uses a flash at a show, she works with the light she has. Part of me wanted to stay focused on her snark, but the student in me won out and I decided to try to get some shots without flash-even though it was dark as hell. I felt really silly knowing I probably blinded J up on stage.

At the end of the night I apologized to the woman again and she decided she should also warn me that my flash could have set off anyone with epilepsy. Now I felt really freaking brilliant. I did learn a lot though, so I guess I owe her a thank you.


Jonatha's voice was so strong. Her range is delightful and so moving. She carried us through jazzy throaty parts, angelic light parts and sassy rockin parts. I felt like I had stuck my earrings in a light socket , because I kept getting these electric rushes that rushed up from my chest right to my head.

The house was packed and warm. All around you saw lovers and families nuzzling together.
When Jonatha told the story first and then sang the most beautiful version of sweetest angel, the floodgate opened and the quiet elephant tears just streamed.

"You're the Sweetest Angel in this World."
LYRICS:

Every night about eight o'clock
I wind the stem of my little clock
And when I look in the crystal glass
I see a lot of faces pass
Of those I knew
And those I know
And you now coming
And you to go

Here's a word I'd like to whisper
And I'd like to have you listen

All this world is made of love
You are fresh from heaven above
You're the sweetest angel in this world
You're the sweetest angel in this world
You're the sweetest angel in this world
You're the sweetest angel

When I hold you by your hand
I'm in my happy promised land
When I kiss you in the dark
I'm just happy as a lark
So let me come as close as I can
And lay me down beside you

Here's a word I'd like to whisper
And I'd like to have you listen

All this world is made of love
You are fresh from heaven above
You're the sweetest angel in this world
You're the sweetest angel in this world
You're the sweetest angel in this world
You're the sweetest angel

So let me come as close as I can
Let me bring my scattered pages
Let me lay down here beside you
Tonight, and I will whisper

All this world is made of love
You are fresh from heaven above
You're the sweetest angel in this world
You're the sweetest angel in this world
You're the sweetest angel in this world
You're the sweetest angel


Between sets a little girl came up to Jonatha and requested a song. When Jonatha got to the song, the girls parents shouted out that it was their daughters 10th birthday . At the end of the show she had J sign the back of her tshirt. I asked for the birthday girls email address before she left, so I could send her these photos.J- It was a wonderful night. I feel so blessed to have you in my life darling.
XO

6 Comments:

Blogger Georgia said...

Beautiful photos :) I am so happy that you were able to see her again, I bet it was a magical evening. Her music is magic.

I just bought a flash too... for when I go to LA... it confuses me greatly LOL!

11/02/2008 10:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was such a beautiful night Thea. Thank you so much for introducing me to such amazing music and to such a lovely person. Most importantly I loved that time spent with you - so lucky to have you in my life. love you!!! xoxo Sandra

11/04/2008 6:23 AM  
Blogger pink sky said...

i got to see her play in maine and instantly fell in love. thanks for sharing the dreamy photos.

11/04/2008 9:51 AM  
Blogger jenica said...

even working under difficult circumstances you captured her sweet grace. you rock girl.

xoxo

11/04/2008 3:20 PM  
Blogger melissa said...

I can't wait to see her next week...and you too beautiful! So very lucky...xoxo

11/04/2008 8:09 PM  
Blogger Schmoops said...

these photos are stunning. looking forward to seeing her live next week.

xo

11/05/2008 1:55 PM  

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