We all need to experience new things, or even old things that we have not experienced in many years that gave us joy. As adults, we need to have fun, enjoy life even in tough times, especially in tough times. Friday my father and I went on a Father-daughter date to the symphony. He loves classical music, and one of his favorites was playing. I had never been to the symphony and looked very much forward to the first experience.
I love the fact that I will be able to say that the first time going to the symphony was with my Dad. He was very excited, as was I. We left in plenty of time for traffic (which for Atlanta is at least an hour with some extra padding). Upon arrival we noticed quite a crowd. Each part of the art center had functions, and Atlanta loves the arts. We were seated in the main orchestra section close enough to see everything. We even met a very nice lady who gave us tips on the best places to sit depending on what we wanted to see the most.
And then the music started. Wow. As many live music shows as I have been to, I have to say that there is nothing like the symphony. To not only hear the music, but to see and notice the nuances as the instruments are played is amazing. You are carried away by the violins, then the cellos…then you notice that the flutes are being played, when you had not noticed their subtle under tones before…and a whole new world is opened in that piece of music.
We were both lost in the music while the orchestra played, both fascinated by the way the conductor led the members, and both carried away to another place and time. Wonderful memories. And no doubt there will be more symphonies for us, as looked online to see what our next musical adventure.