Oops. I got busy arranging and sorting yesterday and lost track of time. Really, arranging and sorting and cataloging things puts me in my happy place. So instead of writing yesterday. I get to post today.
Today today would have been our 28th anniversary. I plan to spend the day puttering. I had other options, but I am also behind on too many things, behind enough that I would rather spend the day catching-up, with brief putter-breaks. That thought makes me happy.
But perhaps I am also happy because I went to the symphony last night. It was a fabulous performance. Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique seemed to me to be almost magically realized. In fact the entire concert was excellent, both in the combination of works presented (the Berlioz followed Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain" and Dukas' "The Sorcerer's Apprentice") and in the performance itself. This was by far the best performance I have heard the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra perform, the dynamics, the timing, the interplay between the musicians, everything flowed beautifully. I don't know how much of this was due to the guest conductor, Sameer Patel, and how much to some other mystical confluence of events, but the music was enchanting and it still echoes in my thoughts. I can only wish that performances like this could become the norm.