Sunday, November 23, 2008
Raritan Valley Symphonic Band Concert
Attending the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band concert his afternoon brightened everything. For an hour-and-a-half there was no recession, no work deadlines, no politics, no wars, not even any waiting housework...nothing negative.
There was the joy and serenity of joining a few hundred audience members listening to a band made up of over 70 of our neighbors, neighbors who volunteer their time and their talents and hours of practice to bring us a break from the real world.
There was the music celebrating Christmas and Hanukkah, the all-American marches, and a dose of classics just to keep us on our toes.
And when it was over, we were all ready to go back out there, restored, into the real world.