Friday, November 19, 2010

An outburst of the soul


 Music is an outburst of the soul.  
~Frederick Delius

Another Thursday, another concert.
Another sunny afternoon with melodies that follow you for the rest of the day.
 Sophie and I hunted for our friend Michael in the crowd.
We had photos to give him - photos of our last concert together. Sophie had the photos tucked in her backpack.
 Michael spotted us first. He came to sit by us, and
Sophie welcomed him warmly.
He sat with us; he told us about his day, how he loved dogs, how nice Sophie is to hug, how he loved Thursdays. 
The singers continued on. The afternoon was filled with chords, poems, songs - and Michael petting Sophie.
 Are we not formed, as notes of music are,
For one another, though dissimilar?
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

8 comments:

Sandra said...

thanks for letting me share your Thursday, wish I could have been there. would love to get a hug from Sophie like she gave Michael. your photos were next best to be there

BANJO52 said...

Fun post! GREAT dog shots, and the humans remind me of how live music can be so engaging, memorable, compared to records. I'm lazy about getting out to hear it, but when I do, I can often listen happily to music I'd never stick with on a CD. "The whole is more than the sum of the parts"--that kind of thing?

I don't remember that Shelley line; I like it a lot.

altadenahiker said...

It's gotta be from The Eolian Harp -- a favorite of mine.

Pat Tillett said...

Live music is so good. I'm not a fan of huge arena concerts though...

nice post! Love that pup...

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

"Music is an outburst of the soul." I just LOVE that!

simpledaisy said...

What a fun post!!!
I love dogs too:) They really do give the best hugs!!!

Pasadena Adjacent said...

not a bad way to spend a thursday. Sophie wrinkles her cheeks when she passes affection

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Looks like a great day to us...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie