There are a very few musicals that I have ever liked. It's not really fair to say I don't like musicals. I will watch them and enjoy the pageantry, but I almost never become enthralled. Yet the one adapted from the book "The Once and Future King" (Hey Lime, I ought to have added that one to the list of stories I get lost in to distraction) makes me so damned happy that I can recall a line or two from one of the songs at an appropriate moment and it will immediately pick my spirits up and polish them until they shine.
By eight, the morning fog must disappear.
In short, there's simply not
A more congenial spot
For happily-ever-aftering than here
They are framed around the everyday life, experiences, feelings and expectations that echo in our heads and hearts.
I guess I am, and have been for a very long time, unconsciously searching for my Camelot, sans Guenevere and Lancelot of course. A world and a life that just seems to run smoothly and where all the bumps in the road are easily manageable. How does the bucolic life sound to you?