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Nutcracker

We attended the Nutcracker ballet at the Paramount Theater. The ballet was beautiful and Tchaikovsky’s music is our favorite. Unfortunately this time the theater sold popcorn and caramel corn in crunchy sounding plastic bags that people are during the performance. Our seats were not far from the orchestra but the sound of crinkly plastic pervaded our ears. Bad choice on the theater’s behalf to detract from the lovely performance.

Team Lab at the SF Asian Art museum

We visited the SF Asian Art museum to see the exhibition “Continuity” by Team Lab. The projections of flowers, birds, butterflies were so beautiful and immersive. From the moment I stepped inside I smelled flowers and it was warm and dreamy, especially compared to the stormy weather outside the museum. I am so thankful that Emma and I were invited to see it!

Book list 2021

Oh William!
The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek
Raising a Rare Girl
The Four Winds
The Midnight Library
Come as You Are
Life Among the Savages
We Have Always Lived in the Castle
How to Do Nothing
In Five Years: A Novel

I read fewer novels this year than ever but I instantly forgave myself when I thought about the year I had. Never ending pandemic feels and the loss of my Mother made for a very distracted brain. The books I did read I really liked and wanted to pick up and finish.

Emma read aloud many books this year, including The Secret Garden which I loved. maiki read the works of P.G. Wodehouse to me since we adore watching Jeeves & Wooster. I recently tried the audiobook version of William Trevor’s short story collection A Bit on the Side and I did find many of them fascinating. I don’t find I enjoy audiobooks as much as Emma but it was neat to try.