Thursday, November 30, 2006

Nativity Scene

This evening the community band I play in had our first of three performances for this Christmas season. We played at a Mormon meeting house (next to the Mormon Temple which I am told only Mormons' can enter) that had a display of nativity scenes from all around the world.

As people walked around looking at the displays, we played our repertoire of Christmas music that included some traditional pieces (O Christmas Tree, We Wish You a Merry Christmas) and some not tradtional (Somewhere in My Memory from the Home Alone Movie, Russian Christmas Music). We are playing Russian Christmas Music due to my request. I played it in high school and fell in love with the piece (do you remember it, SJ?).

The concert was nice, although it had some rough spots. We all hadn't played together in two weeks, and it kind of showed, at least to me anyways. And with me not feeling so hot either, I didn't play to my full potential either.

Afterwards, I walked through the absolutely beautiful displays. And I think I saw the world's smallest nativity scene, although the picture didn't come out too well. But this picture did.

And after putting up the Christmas tree at work today (why do I always end up getting stuck putting on the lights?), playing Christmas music and seeing these beautiful displays, I am definitely in the Christmas spirit now. Oh, that and NaBloPoMo is freaking over. Hallelujah. Amen.


Lost A Sock said...

Haha I think the "thank God NaBloPoMo is over" is the general feeling of all the participants. We readers enjoy it though.


CPA Mom said...

I wish I could hear you play.

Does this mean you won't post as much? I will go into withdrawal.