If / Then … or WHAT NOW?


The seats are really decent and we got them for half price.  Idina belts out how her life would have turned out If/Then.  She sings about two different scenarios.  Idina herself is forty-one and newly divorced with a son.  For all I know, she may just be belting out her own If/Then… on stage.  I remember If /Then was on my mind a lot when I was forty.  At fifty, not so much.  Because by the time I turned fifty, the past didn’t matter to me. I was so involved in life, I simply did not have any extra time to spare.  Just like the show suggests, I got over it, shrugged my shoulders, accepted that my life was never meant to be perfect, and forgave myself.   The best song in the show, What the Fuck?!  sums it up.  You never really understand why you mess up, but you learn to just go with it and laugh at your own flawed humanity.  At sixty, if I could sing, I would be singing WHAT NOW? 

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