A couple weeks ago, we were hanging out in the family room at the shop, a whole bunch of us, including Jasmin, Kathy and Sandi, when the most amazing gentleman walked through the door. He stood well, well above six feet tall and he spoke with crisp diction in a glowing baritone. He was looking for an opening night gift for his Sancho Panza, as he was playing Don Quixote in the Saratoga Drama Group's production of Man of La Mancha. His Sancho is an avid knitter and he wanted something to delight him. We helped him choose two beautiful hanks of Casbah.
As he was checking out, Kathy realized that she knows him. He's a librarian at a local school and they've met professionally. Sandi then discovered that he is adviser to the eldest daughter of a dear friend. It was a small world moment. And we were all entranced by this marvelous gentleman who seemed to embody the nobility of Cervantes' beloved character. All of our hearts beat a little faster, and several of us made plans to go see the production.
Last night, Jasmin, Kathy, Sandi and I were in the audience, rapt with attention as Walter Mayes brought Don Quixote to life on stage. He was mesmerizing. We tried to knit. We all dropped stitches.
If you have a chance, go see the show. There are tickets available for the remaining performances and it runs through next weekend. Tell Don Quixote the yarn shop ladies sent you.