Cirque du Soleil's first permanent show in Asia has finally found it's way to Macau. The show is called Zaia and it's housed in a theatre in The Venetian Macau on the Cotai Strip built especially for the show. It is only 90 minutes long in an effort to be family friendly and I was enthralled every second. Performers bicycled through the sky. Acrobats dangled impossibly high above our heads. Astronauts drifted through space. And a polar bear walked across the sky. It was a love story about our world and everything that is and might be beyond. I cried. I always do at Cirque. I love the clowns speaking gibberish and the bizarre costumes, the live music and the sometimes mournful, sometimes joyous singing. And I loved the heart shaped balloons that fell from the sky when the show ended. But not as much as the smiling tear stained face of the tiny little girl I gave it too when one didn't float her way.

jennyb150Jenny Block is the author of "Open: Love, Sex, and Life in an Open Marriage" (Seal Hardcover, June 2008 and Seal Paperback, March 2009), which has been nominated for a Lambda Literary Award. She writes a weekly column for the Dallas Morning News publication Quick called "Sex Talk with Jenny Block" ( Jenny holds both her BA and her MA in English from Virginia Commonwealth University and taught college composition for nearly ten years. She writes for a wide variety of publications and websites, including,, American Way, Veranda, the Dallas Morning News, the Dallas Voice,,, Spirit,, and