I was at a musical production about the Christmas story tonight, and was a little shocked to watch the young woman playing Gabriel at the annunciation to Mary. The surprise wasn’t that the angel was a girl, but the fact she was shimmying.
While informing Mary that she (Mary) was God’s “favorite virgin.”
More than a little weird and an odd beginning that distracted (me at least) from other, better, elements of the program.
It didn’t help that the angel took Mary’s hand and “taught” her the shoulder-shimmy through the last series of “favorite virgin” repetitions in the chorus.