Joy Appears Out of the Ordinary

This weekend I was given time to beautify, to reconnect and to rejuvenate and it felt wonderful! I even checked a new digital book out on my tablet and retreated to my bedroom for 30 minutes of uninterrupted reading!

Saint Louis Wind Symphony Members Meeting– Unable to play our last concert, the SLWS never found closure to the 2019-2020 season so a Zoom meeting was held this weekend to wrap up an unprecedented spring and summer and share possible plans to perform once again. It was nice to see familiar faces and talk about the possibility of playing again. COVID-19 has prevented a challenge for performers and audience members across the globe. Some possible solutions were shared…outdoor performances, smaller chamber groups, even a virtual concert. We don’t know what the future holds but our goal is to perform again and connect with our audience while keeping everyone safe.

I’m Gonna Wash That Gray Right Outta My Hair– The day I had been waiting for finally arrived…a visit to the hair salon for an overdo cut and color! As Ms. Kelly worked her magic, gray streaks slowly washed away and with each snip of the scissors came a feeling of weightlessness. I emerged feeling beautiful and ready to face a summer of social distancing, virtual Vacation Bible School and inventing new ways of creating summer memories!

It’s Time to Clean Up– After virtual church on Sunday we spent the afternoon cleaning out the garage. We made some progress although to a bystander it would appear we hadn’t even begun! I forgot to take a before and after picture but two boxes and a few bags dropped off at Goodwill provides evidence of our efforts.

During normal circumstances my weekend would appear to be nothing but ordinary at best. Somehow all of those days spent in isolation have changed me. To think that I would find myself giddy at the thought of getting my haircut and actually look forward to a meeting with great anticipation! The fact that I found joy in cleaning out a garage (a task we have spent years avoiding) is proof. COVID-19 has transformed me, giving me a greater appreciation for my life and all of its simplicities.

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