It's been a long week.
I have rehearsal on Wednesday evenings, and this week I was thinking about not going. Not only was it a long week, it was kind-of a tough day on Wednesday, so by the time rehearsal rolled around I was DONE.
But...I got myself together and went anyway.
And I'm SO glad I did.
We are preparing the Verdi Requiem for a concert coming up in May, and it is a bit of work. But I really am enjoying the music.
Anyway, I was feeling pretty beat down on Wednesday, but rehearsal changed all that. By the time I got there and started singing, my spirit was buoyed pretty quickly. By the end of rehearsal, I felt like a new person. I was refreshed, calmed, and the anxiety of the day was gone. The music was like a salve for my spirit.
What a blessing to be refreshed in that way. What a wonderful way to end a terrible day. What a great thing to do right before bed, rather than reflecting on all the mess that Wednesday was.
I guess what they say is true: Music really does soothe the savage beast.