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Sustainer vs Destroyer

In Greek mythology, Fate has three aspects who manage a mortal’s thread of life. Clotho spins the thread, Lachesis measures it, and Atropos cuts it with her shears.

(I was introduced to the Three Fates via the fantasy series, The Incarnations of Immortality. Book 3 was among a handful of  thousands of books I’ve read that left an enduring imprint.)

Similarly Hindu culture presents the Trimurti of Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Sustainer, and Shiva the Destroyer, or Transformer.


I am Lachesis. I am Vishnu. I can keep things new like nobody’s business. Continue reading Sustainer vs Destroyer

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner (and other stuff)

1. My family staycationed in nearby Colorado Springs. Daughter and I got tattoos (henna), I rode the zipline across the Royal Gorge (zomg), and we drove to the top of Pikes Peak. If you ever decide to go to Colorado Springs, check out our 1 2, or 3 day itineraries on the full post, which includes more photos.

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Royal Gorge Bridge, Arkansas River in the Royal Gorge, JFKennedy Range from the bridge, the bridge’s cables.

2. I went to my high school reunion. I know over time we trade youth for, Continue reading Winner Winner Chicken Dinner (and other stuff)

The Curious World of Cirque du Soleil’s KURIOS

What if by engaging our imagination and opening our minds we could unlock the door to a world of wonders?KURIOS, Cabinet of Curiosities

Summer brings space for family activities. There are SO many other people and happenings vying for our tween’s and teen’s attention; it’s nice when we can entice them to be with us. Willingly. Even excitedly.  My husband and I thought that would be the case when we were invited to see KURIOS, the Cirque du Soleil show currently playing in Denver through July 26.

Disclosure: we were guests of Cirque du Soleil.

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Photo: Martin Girard / Costumes: Philippe Guillotel © 2014 Cirque du Soleil

I’d taken a curiosity quiz prior to the show that predicted I am most like Klara (left, below) because I am “quirky, stylish, eloquent and friendly.” Which KURIOS character are you?

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Photo: Martin Girard / Costumes: Philippe Guillotel © 2014 Cirque du Soleil

My son complained during the entire drive to the Big Top. “Booorrrringg!!” he’d repeatedly whined, protesting that he had to attend (oh! the ways we torture him!). I tolerated his snottiness because I knew he was going to end up eating that word and I would have my own sweet and secret I-told-you-so moment.

Maybe I didn’t keep it so secret.

Of course, from the moment the lights went down, both he and his sister were rapt. All four of us loved each of the amazing feats we witnessed, things that can’t possibly happen but do happen right in front of your eyes.

Check out a sample yourself in this 15 second overview.

More about KURIOS on MileHighMamas from my friend Gretchen.

KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities™ performs at Pepsi Center in Denver June 11th – July 26th, 2015. Tickets range from $40 – $130 and can be purchased online or by calling 1.800.450.1480. See website for other cities.


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