Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Just What a Heavy Heart Needed
When I first received the invitation I hesitated. I had been blue all week, was it really a good idea to expose myself to the raw, consuming power of orchestra music? I decided I had better decline and so I countered the offer with "music can trigger my emotions and right now I am sad, I am not sure an orchestra will help."
My wise friend was already aware of my fragility and she simply responded with "I am the same way, so we can be sad together."
She also suggested that we dress up and treat ourselves to an evening of feeling special. It was the perfect remedy.
When we sat in our seats in the little country theatre and the conductor announced that the performance was dedicated to uplifting, positive music, I knew that coming to the symphony was the right choice. We listened to music from Mozart, Bernstein and Dvorák. My personal favourite of the night was "Overture to Le Nozze Di Figaro" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; it is such a whimsical piece of music and one that reminds me of creating music back when I was in the high school orchestra.
When the concert was finished we decided that an evening at the symphony was not complete without wings and fries at a local pub.
I didn't know how much I needed the symphony, pub food and a good friend until I was lucky enough to have all three.
Thanks Steph for providing comfort to a heavy heart.