00022: Wicked

Day 11 of the 30-Day Minimalism Game

Day 11, eleven items

I saw the musical WICKED on Broadway in 2007. I was attending a conference with one of my best colleagues and friends and we decided we needed to see three Broadways shows: We saw The Color Purple, which I truly enjoyed. We saw August: Osage County, which I truly hated. And we saw WICKED, which I truly loved. In 2011, while at a bookstore, I saw a planner marked at half price; the planner was WICKED themed and of course, I bought it.

It is now 2021 and as I am decluttering my home office and my house, I found the planner in a box. And guess what? I never used the damn thing. Never! I simply bought it because its theme was WICKED. The planner reminded me of the time I attended the Broadway show and the infinite feelings I experience while watching the show.

And here is yet another example of how I have placed valued on things that remind me of good experiences and people. My colleague, who has become a dear friend by now, and I talk to each other often. We exchange emails, texts, and talk on the phone as needed. I also listen to WICKED’S Original Broadway Cast Recording often, which only means I never needed the planner in the first place. I’m learning.

I have not seen WICKED since I first saw it back in 2007. I don’t know if I ever going to see it since the production shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I don’t know if the producers are going to bring it back or not. All I can do is wait and see. But at least I still have the memories, and when such memories come to me, like at this moment, I remember the laughter and the tears (yes, I did cry) I experienced while watching the show. Going to see the musical brought value to my life; buying that planner not so much. #carlosmanuelspeaksthetruth

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