... in sparkle

Published on 17 May 2018
Lots of sequins

I was invited to watch the spectacular musical, Aladdin, in London recently. As one of our group is visually impaired, we had the added bonus of attending a pre-production touch tour when we could talk to the wardrobe staff, hold some of the props and investigate the amazing costumes.

It was so interesting to see some of the special effects and discover how many thousands of crystals and sequins are used to embellish the clothes. It made me appreciate the incredible hard work of designers and costume staff-all slaving away behind the scenes to create a stunning illusion.

The night-sky effect was breathtaking and there were gasps from the audience. It led me to think when was the last time I had really looked up in the dark to see the array of stars above. In our light-polluted cities, we don’t get many opportunities to go out and wonder at the real thing!

I made a resolution to remind myself of God’s awesome cosmos.

Psalm 8

“When I look at the heavens, the work of your hands,
The moon and the stars that you have made,
What are human beings that you are mindful of them,
Mortals that you care for them?”