The Nutcracker Ballet: how would you describe the story to a 2-year-old? - Zer Netmouse — LiveJournal
The Nutcracker Ballet: how would you describe the story to a 2-year-old?|
Tell her that, eons ago when dinosaurs walked the Earth, kids had toys that lacked batteries, so things were very boring at night. Later, when those kids grew up, they missed the way things used to be, and invented a story about their old toys that didn't make sense, but that didn't matter because it made them happy.
This story was turned into a show, 'cause people like to dance, and the show got popular because it reminded people about their old toys.
Today, people still go to the show because they remember liking the show when they were little even though very few living people actually remember playing with the original toys that sparked the whole thing.
Hmm... after reading that, it just might be as convoluted as the original story.