There was a slight delay as I figured out exactly how to log in to my blog this week, but as with everything else I do, I just kept pushing forward and guessing what to do until I got it right. Voila!
What an amazing weekend – the Newport Symphony premiered a brand new composition by Mark Fish, in memory of David Ogden Stiers. Two waves of audiences heard it, enjoyed it, and gave two rounds of standing ovations. It was followed by one of my favorite Tchaikovsky works, the suite from Swan Lake. And if you’ll forgive my sentimentality, it was the absolutely perfect ending to a fabulous premiere season of playing with the Symphony. It’s a fabulous job.
I then traveled home to a just-barely-recovered baby, unpacked and repacked my bag, and boarded a plane for Denver the following morning. It was a retreat I had planned for myself months ago, and my busy and cluttered mind wasn’t sure I would get the relief I needed.
But bodies need breaks. And after just a few hours with a scenery change, I’m seeing everything just a little more clearly. I’m optimistic that by the end of this week, I’ll be back to a more relaxed, more energized, and more poignant version of myself.
I’m so grateful for the chance to take some meditation for myself.
I’m looking forward to feeling renewed next weekend.