The Galadriel Test

2017-08-18T13:19:58-04:00November 26th, 2007|Dare Dream Do, Personal|

Whether it's because of Hillary Clinton's candidacy, or because I recently saw 'Wicked', possibly both, I've been thinking a lot about women and power. Not so much about the 'why's' and 'what it looks like' which Psyche's 2nd task addresses. But rather, what do we as women do, when we have power as did Glinda the Good, and Leah's sister Rachel? For as we learn from 'The Lord of the Rings', the Ring itself epitomizing power, no matter how much we may desire to do good, once we have the power to do good, this power can corrupt us. For example, do you remember when Frodo, encouraged by Lady Galadriel's goodness and wisdom, offers her the Ring? She wants to accept it, oh, how she wants to, saying:

Why I Like Wicked

2017-08-18T13:19:58-04:00November 17th, 2007|Dare Dream Do, Personal|

It's been nearly three years since my friend Vanessa introduced me to the musical Wicked, a prequel to The Wizard of Oz about two young witches, Elphaba and Glinda, who came to be the Wicked Witch of the West, and The Good Witch of the North, respectively. I finally saw it last month. It was well worth the wait. There is so much I could say, but here are the highlights, including a special YouTube treat: