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#123167 - 01/16/05 12:49 PM A perfect evening
EGL Offline
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Registered: 06/19/04
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I took Mrs. EGL to the symphony tonight because they were performing Ravel's "Daphnis et Chloe" (which is my favorite orchestral work of all time). I was thrilled that I would get to hear it performed live, I never thought I would get to.

I had called on Thursday and reserved our seats, which were in the balcony (they're cheaper and I don't mind sitting way back there). When we got to the theatre, we went to the ticket window and picked up the tickets and went inside. I handed the tickets to the usher (a very nice older lady), and she started ushering us down towards the stage. I thought "Wonder why she's taking us down there?" She took us to 3rd row from the stage (!) and showed us to our seats which were in the dead center. So I'm thinking "She must have made a mistake." I looked at our tickets and it was right though. They even had my name printed on them by the computer, and the rate was the balcony rate. Don't know why, and I didn't argue, so we enjoyed the show.

I know it may sound stupid to some people, but tonight was one of the highlights of my life. When they began playing, I felt tears welling up in my eyes, it was so beautiful. A perfect evening.


#123168 - 01/16/05 01:09 PM Re: A perfect evening
yesac76 Offline

Registered: 03/23/04
Posts: 508
Loc: Idaho
Nights like that do not come around all that often. Cherish it!


"You live it or lie it" Metallica

#123169 - 01/16/05 09:35 PM Re: A perfect evening
Curtis St. John Offline
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Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 1799
Loc: Westchester, N.Y.
What a gift!

#123170 - 01/17/05 03:33 AM Re: A perfect evening
Bill_1965 Offline
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Registered: 06/29/03
Posts: 1986
Loc: Flint, Michigan
I'm glad you had a great evening. Here's to more of them.

Pain is Temporary; Quitting lasts Forever. - Lance Armstrong

#123171 - 01/17/05 09:23 PM Re: A perfect evening
Mike Church Offline
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Registered: 01/23/03
Posts: 3439
Loc: Toronto, Canada
Who said we do not deserve good things happening to us. Nobody I care to know! Terrific. ;\)



#123172 - 01/20/05 08:51 PM Re: A perfect evening
Bobby Offline

Registered: 12/01/04
Posts: 1287
Loc: Arizona
EGL So glad to hear about your tears. I always cry at the symphony. Don't know why. During some pieces I just sit and cry all the way through. I'm not sad or anything like that. It's just the way my body responds to the music. My sister gets chills. I think I much prefer tears. (Don't cry out loud...probably get kicked out!) Bobby

I'm healing now, and I wasn't sure I would.

#123173 - 01/20/05 09:54 PM Re: A perfect evening
markgreyblue Offline

Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 5400
Loc: Pasadena, CA
i love nights/moments like that-
i love that we have moments when the beauty in life and the loved one beside us are all just so overwhelmingly beautiful - and fulfilling -

- peace - love - joy -

happy for you egl-


" not look outside yourself for the leader."
-wisdom of the hopi elders

"...the sign of a true leader is service..." - anonymous


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