gilded arcs slice through the elevated ceilings of the theatre.
thin cables paralleled electrified wires leading down from the top to an explosion of crystalline satellites.
as the lights in the house dim, the murmurs blend into hushed whispers and crinkling papers.
the orbiting chandeliers recess and lift skyward. the orchestra furiously sweeps into a luscious introduction, and the thick heavy red velvet curtains slowly rise above the stage floor.
everything is amazing and i take my first breath.