I think I was in love with Romance from a very young age. I spent a lot of time at my grandmother’s house as a child. Sure, she played the usual Disney cartoons (Chip and Dale were my favorite), Tom and Jerry, and the Roadrunner, but at some point, I graduated on to…*sing-songy voice* musicals! Ah, musicals…They were epic and cinematic and, and in TECHNICOLOR! Just the introduction to “My Fair Lady” gets my heart all aflutter. And then there’s “Oklahoma” and “State Fair” and “Gigi”…fan-freaking-tastic! The costumes, the longing gazes, and the face-smashing proper kisses.And then I found a little show called “Arthur”. Not a musical, but funny, and silly, and a whole new spin on Romance. My cousin and I would build blanket forts in my grandmother’s TV room. We’d get out her china and silver, and we’d pour ourselves some fake champagne. It was nothing short of magical—especially the time I climbed out of the fort only to get my waist-length hair sucked into the fan stationed at the opening of the very hot blanket fort. *snort*
Read the entire article in the February 2017 issue of InD'Tale magazine.
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