Music produces a kind of pleasure that human nature cannot do without.”
Christmas came early for Sweetie and I in the form of two tickets to see/hear the symphony again. This time the music was Handel's Messiah and I must say it was quite delightful. Many thanks to one of the ladies in my writing group who just happens to sing in the choir and just happened to have two tickets she wasn't going to use.
The music was great. Being in the company of my Sweetie even greater. But I think the best part of the night was being away from home for 3 hours and not once thinking about what was happening in my absence. Once I sat down in my seat (where, by the way, it felt like we could reach out and play a few notes on the kettle drum) and turned off my phone I also turned off my caregiver mode. It really is great to get away from the madding crowd and let my body, mind and spirit relax. It's also good for Dad to spend time with his other daughters. It was definitely a win-win situation anyway you look at it.
While I'm on the subject of music, I rifled through cd's this afternoon and pulled out all the Christmas music. I have a pretty eclectic collection, from John Denver and the Muppets, to the Irish Tenors, to Raffi, to Nicholas Gunn. It might have something to do with my jangled nerves, but I find I really only want to listen to quiet, instrumental melodies.
What about you? What's your favorite holiday song?
Tonight I wish for you music that soothes your soul,