Despite last Friday being a horrible, no good, very bad day (to borrow
from a children’s story), things have improved this week and that makes
me glad. Very glad indeed.
Some things that have brought me encouragement: arriving to work
yesterday morning to find a chocolate chip bagel from Panera Bread
waiting for me on my desk – compliments of one of my dear professor
friends. Later receiving a strawberry Pop Tart from one of the music
students. These kind, sugary gestures are small things I know. But they
brought me happiness.
This weekend I rented two movies…which is a rare occurrence to watch
two movies in one weekend, let alone in a month. Movie #1: My Date with Drew.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more drawn to biographical types of
works, both books and movies, and this documentary was definitely a fun
one. The basic plot revolves around an average guy’s quest to use
$1,100 won on a game show to get a date with Drew Barrymore in 30 days.
Clever, sweet, and persistent. Movie #2: Finding Neverland.
This has been on my “must see” list since it came out in 2004 and I
finally took the time to rent it this weekend. I’ve long been
fascinated with the story of Peter Pan, and really enjoyed the movie Hook in
1991. But this adaptation was so endearing and thought provoking to
always keep life within the perspectives of a child’s imagination. It
reminds me that it’s okay to be a mature adult, but never a grownup.
On to Symphony Chorus rehearsal tonight!