I love Les Mis. Both the book and the musical are brilliant and inspiring and you can’t imagine how excited I was when David surprised me by taking me to see it last night! He told me a while ago that my Christmas gift was a surprise event rather than a thing and surprisingly I was able to resist the urge to snoop around and figure it out. I wanted it to be a surprise and, even though I had a few guesses as to what it was, I was completely shocked when we turned the corner and I saw this beautiful sign.
There was a lot of jumping up and down, screaming, and maybe even a tear because I was so excited and this was such a thoughtful surprise. As expected, the show was amazing and it inspired me to a) be in a musical (a life-long dream), b) write an epic novel (also a life-long dream) and c) see the movie as soon as it comes out (a much more manageable feat). It comes out Christmas day and unlike other musical movies where the songs are pre-recorded, all the singing is done live and then the instrumentals are layered on after. On top of the already amazing talent in the movie, I think the live-singing is going to make it much more real and impactful.
There I am. As soon as I get home I’m going to re-read the book. How could you not love it with writing like this?
The power of a glance has been so much abused in love stories, that it has come to be disbelieved in. Few people dare now to say that two beings have fallen in love because they have looked at each other. Yet it is in this way that love begins, and in this way only.” ― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables