The Girl With The Pearl Earring

“Writing is hard. Not as hard as not writing.

Not writing is torturous, bloody, chaotic and a gruesome winless battle.

A writer who writes, knows peace, lives connected to truth.

Not writing is ache, betrayal, death of the soul and imagination.”

Coco J. Ginger

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I imagine how drag queens feel. Pulling the hair back. Plastered faces, drawn eyebrows, lips – glitter.

Put on the mask, dazzle the show, *smile*, wave, blow kisses and wash it all off until a barren face looks back.

Empty again.

New canvas to paint afresh. Put on a pearl earring.

I wish you enough,
Wεทchƴ¸.¸.  ҉¨

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Funny, how a lonely day
Can make a person say
What good is my life

Funny, how a breaking heart
Can make me start to say
What good is my life

Funny, how I often seem
To think I’ll find another dream
In my life

Till I look around and see
This great big world is part of me
And my life

This is my life, today, tomorrow
Love will come and find me
But that’s the way that I was born to be
This is me, this is me

This is my life and I don’t
Give a damn for lost emotions
I’ve such a lot of love, I’ve got to give
Let me live, let me live

Sometime when I feel afraid
I think of what a mess I’ve made
Of my life

Crying over my mistakes
Forgetting all the breaks I’ve had
In my life

I was put on earth to be
A part of this great world is me
And my life

Guess I’ll just add up the score
And count the things I’m grateful for
In my life

This is my life, today, tomorrow
Love will come and find me
But that’s the way that I was born to be
This is me, this is me

This is my life and I don’t
Give a damn for lost emotions
I’ve such a lot of love, I’ve got to give
Let me live, let me live

This is my life
– (Shirley Bassey sings my favourite)

One Moment in time

Dear Reader,

I have always loved the performing arts (thanks Mammie!). As a teenager, I went to see shows on my own – very comfortably in the safety of light, music, entertainment, action! There is a certain magic that comes with the heavy curtain lifting, the first musical note…It brings chills of excitement and expectation.

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…. and Wow! Currently on stage at The Mandela at Jo’burg Theatre is a show you do not want to miss. Trending on Twitter in Jo’burg on opening night, #greatestloveofall is the ultimate Whitney Houston tribute. Showtime Australia in association with Mzansi Magic presents us with a performance of note! Heading up the team is Showtime CEO and director John Van Grinsven Snr, Kenny Wizz as Artistic Director and Dale Scheepers as Music Director.

Hopeful artists from 12 countries, 15 000+ auditions and the leads role was awarded to one of our own, Belinda Davids from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Fiercely proudly South African, this alone stood out for me.

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Belinda has been performing professionally from the age of 14, has never had vocal training and she blows you away with a 4 octave vocal range. Her fascination with Whitney started as a teenager and she sang her favourite stars songs whenever she could, from local talent shows to overseas performances.

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This talented performer takes the audience on a wave of dancing, tears and singing along to well-known hits resulting in spontaneous standing ovations and dancing in the aisles. The clarity in her voice is unbelievable and the opening note to “I will always love you” honestly has you in the palm of her hand. “Run to me” is my personal favourite Whitney Houston song. I have seen #greatestloveofall twice now, and each time I was moved to tears (which we all know I don’t do very silently!)

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Ticket prices range from R100 to R250 and the show will be running until 2 June 2013. Direct ticket line is 0861 670 670 or visit the theatre online.

Thank you to everyone who made opening night such fun in the #tweetseats! History in the making. @SirNoid and I had a great time and it was wonderful to be invited to share in such a special occasion!

@joburgtheatre - Opening Night - 9 May  #tweetseats Team @Gnat_J @DonoWhite @tamwhite @NocturnalWenchy @jasonradon @Liesldb @‏@Jodenecoza
@joburgtheatre – Opening Night – 9 May
#tweetseats Team @Gnat_J @DonoWhite @tamwhite @NocturnalWenchy @jasonradon @Liesldb @‏@Jodenecoza

HUGE THANK YOU to @SirNoid for taking his Mom Mary, my daughter, Victoria and I to the performance for Mother’s Day.

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For every girl who ever wanted to dance with somebody who loves her, to every boy who ever wanted his baby for the night.

What is your favourite Whitney Houston song?

Saving all my love for you,

Wenchy
PS. You can “like” Jo’burg Theatre’s page on Face Book to stay up to date with what is happening ……. #StarlightExpressSA is gonna rock this city!