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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Hallelujah! Their Guns Were Drawn!

Uh huh. I know. That seems like a funny title for this post. But bear with will all make sense in the end!
Grace, Mom and I went downtown tonight to the Schuster Performing Arts Center. We were there to see and hear the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra's performance of Handel's "Messiah". It was a treat as it had been ages since I last saw it performed. Grace was quite the trouper and enjoyed it all...well, right up until the final chorus. She cozied up to me and fell sound asleep. It was late yes, but she does not have to be at school until later in the morning tomorrow.
The Philharmonic performed with the Dayton Philharmonic Chamber Choir and the Bach Society of Dayton as well as 4 amazing soloists from around the world. Such magical voices.
To quote Aldous Huxley, "After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
On our drive back to Mom's, we stopped at a red light and, well, could not help but notice the flashing blue lights at the corner gas station! One cruiser was quickly joined by 3 others and the officers came out of said vehicles with their guns drawn! It would seem that a robbery was in progress! Dan had been listening to the news and heard them mention "robbery in progress, officers on the scene". Yep. We were on the scene too! Thankfully, for everyone involved, those guns were not utilized! Sad to say that I think that whole incident will stay in Grace's memory longer than hearing the Hallelujah! chorus. Okay, hopefully not! Gas station robberies seem to be the crime de jour here in this neck of the woods lately. Easy in and out or so they think. Not tonight for those would be knock over artists!
I will head off to bed now...take care all.

1 comment:

Billy said...

What, I have to send you guys to the Philharmonic armed like some of Poncho Villa's raiders?! "The Messiah" topped off with gunplay...there's a few therapy sessions her future.....[:o)