DMCO rehearsals have been well underway since January, and our next concert is rapidly approaching. As usual, I am woefully unprepared and nothing is memorized yet. But, Craig added all the music to my phone so I can listen to it in the car, and I can't even tell you how amazing that has been. I've abandoned all other music for the entire week and have listened exclusively to concert music everywhere I've gone...which has also trickled into everywhere I am...in the house, in the carpool line, on walks (which have been few this week because of winter weather,) dropping kids off here and there. Everyone around me has also been listening to concert music. And that is a great thing. I caught McKay whistling one of the songs the other day.
I haven't been at my best this week. The weather has been gloomy for way too many days and I've been dragging a dismal countenance around for almost a week now. But something about listening to lyrics like this over and over again has brought tiny rays of sunshine to and otherwise dreary existence.
I am so grateful, this week especially, for good music and the opportunity for purposeful listening. Exceptional music invites the spirit and brings peace to the dark places.