By Mary N. DiZazzo

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder: A Theatre Weekend in New York City!

Ciao bella,
I love a "get away weekend"! I feel it rejuvenates the soul. Don't get me wrong I adore my Boston digs however nothing like a trip away to feel a richness of experience that surely brings out the beauty in all of us!

I subscribe to the New York City Guide monthly and it does inform me in printed glory all the latest happenings in New York City. The new restaurants, museum exhibits, shopping and, of course, what's playing on Broadway. I do have an endless love for live theatre. I am also a huge fan of television's "Big Bang Theory". The storyline of that 30-minute sitcom is the antics of four brilliant, socially awkward friends, one engineer and three physicists, along with the pretty blonde neighbor who is a waitress wanting to become an actress, all living in Pasadena, California! Only four are geeks! Can you guess? The geekiest, and main star of this show, is Jim Parsons. He is absolutely wonderful. He also reminds me of my David a bit and since they have the same bathrobe I know there are other similarities.

Jim Parsons is playing the starring role of Elwood P. Dowd in this old time play called "Harvey" on Broadway! The story about a man who lives in a beautiful home with his sister and niece and his imaginary friend, a six-foot-tall rabbit named Harvey! It's a marvelous comedy with layers of emotions and the kind, gentle manners of Elwood P. Dowd. It made me think why more people should be more like Elwood who just wanted to make everyone happy, made a gal blush in a proper way, could care less about the materialistic side of life and loved a cocktail or two without regret! Laughing is good for the soul and laugh we did with Harvey. There were also tears of realization that Elwood's na´vetÚ and gentle way just barely exist in our world. I believe it existed in my parents world!

So now I go about my day if there is a question or problem and ask "What would Harvey/Elwood say?"

Change is hard most of the time. But watching Harvey changed my life and its perspective for the better! So go on take that trip and find some Beauty to add to your life!

Buona giornata and God bless the United States of America!

--Mary N. DiZazzo-Trumbull

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