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One of the Best Performances Ever!

I had one of the best weekends! So, back in May my hubby got me a great anniversary present. He got me tickets to go see The Piano Guys! Yup! I have been so excited for it and on Friday we finally got to go. Now he actually got the tickets in hopes that I would take my best friend and sister-in-law, but no luck for him. He likes music, but not necessarily instrumental, and the piano is not his favorite. Lucky for him he married me! I have been playing the piano since I was 7. I am not a pro by any means, but I would defiantly say I am pretty good. I can sight read most any piece of music and my husband doesn’t even like it! Lol! I told him he had to come with me this time!

It was a fantastic night! We haven’t been on a real date for the last two years! It happens when you get two surprise pregnancies in a row. We started out the night with dinner and Happy Sushi. This is about the fourth time I have had sushi, and this time I actually really liked it! Good think I kept on trying it. 🙂 Next we headed over to performance by The Piano Guys.

Now, I knew it was going to a great performance, but it was a lot more than that! I was blown away! I loved every minute of it! Even better, they managed to get my husband to feel something about instrumental music! He actually enjoyed himself. I wouldn’t say he is a fan like me or anything, but he got to see how powerful music can be, how it makes me feel! That music is more then just being entertained, but one of the most powerful ways to express yourself and the way you feel when words are not enough. I can not tell you how many times I have tried to get him to see what music is for me, how important it is and have had no luck. The Piano Guys did it. They got him to see it on a different level.

There was a particular moment that I want to share though. Steven Nelson is an amazing musician who plays the cello, and they began a segment of the show with a cello solo that he wrote. It is a combo of Ode to Joy and Joy to the World. I loved that he took a moment to explain that its a 4/4 song on top of a 3/4 song which just boggles my mind! The reason he wrote this song was to capture the craziness and joy of a kid filled Christmas morning. It was beautiful, and most of all it was full of joy! It literally just filled me up from head to toe, and by the time the song ended the tears were starting to flow. To just push me over the edge the next song was vocal performance that was happy and up-beat. It was song about no matter what happens everything is going to be OK.

So why did two songs filled with so much happiness make me cry? For the past four or so months I have been in pain in one form or another. I am not complaining by any means, but it has not been easy. I has a moment in the middle were I thought the pain was finally over for a while, and then a new pain arrived. I am not saying this to complain or get sympathy. It is just a fact of my life at the moment, but guess what. No matter what happens, its going to be OK!  Life is going to be OK! Even though the world seems like it is falling apart and that evil is invading everywhere we look, its going to be OK! Why? Because there is still good in the world. There is still joy if you look for it! Music can still be moving and entertaining while not swearing or having bad messages but a great beat. There is good music out there! Music that is not just good, but inspiring! It enriches the soul!

That is what this weekend was to me! That is what music means and does for me! I have a little more hope, a little more pride and joy for the future! I love that there will be something good for my kids to be able to listen to now and in the future! So, thank you to The Piano Guys for making something amazing! And for standing up for something in a world that is full of chaos and confusion. Thank You!

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