IT WAS THE LAST day of the Mom’s The Word: Remixed play in my world. My husband and I went to Granville Island in Vancouver to see the comedy about professional women adjusting as stay-at-home "amateur" moms.
We got there with an hour to spare so had time to soak in the atmosphere on a rare sunny day last weekend in southwest BC. As I write this a week later on BC Day (a statutory holiday that falls on the first Monday in August), it is just starting to feel consistently warm.
Everyone was out and about enjoying the lovely summer weather.
A crow and seagull were getting a bird's eye view of the popular shopping and art district. Granville Island is located in False Creek across from downtown Vancouver's peninsula and under the Granville Street Bridge.
Some people were boating and others were paddling.
My husband (wearing a khaki colored jacket) was happily sitting.
Since it was around lunch time, many were eating, including the seagulls that were eager to pick up the tasty scraps.
Pigeons gathered around the scattered bird seed.
Some children gathered to watch the birds peck at their food ...
while others tried to shoo the feathery creatures away.
Child rearing was the theme of the zany comedy we came to see. The walls of the small newly re-opened 32-year-old Revue Stage rang with laughter. Imperfect parents in the audience related to the stark realities portrayed brilliantly by the comedic actresses. Coping during the changing and often difficult stages of a child's life was funny in hindsight. But the tears I shed at the end were not from laughter but from a sentimental reminder that the love parents feel for their children is no joke.
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Click here to read about my previous visit to see a play at Granville Island.
Copyright by Penelope Puddlisms