Tuesday, August 2, 2011

outdoor concert

The Utah Symphony in the mountain tops: What could be a better combination? It got a little chilly after the sun set, but it was such a great experience, relaxing and exhilarating at the same time. The mountain air and scenery soothe me; the music moves me. And, of course, there is people-watching: Children running down the hillside along the edges of the crowd as couples sit with baskets and coolers, eating and drinking: cheese and crackers, wine and soft drinks, fried chicken and potato salad.  A guy behind us stretched out on the ground and fell asleep just as the concert started. His snores accompanied the music, but only for a short while. As I listened to the passion of the music and watched the intensity of the performers, I thought: this is what happens when passion and skill come together. Can I do it in my own life? Do I develop skills that can work with my own passions to create something beautiful, something meaningful? I hope so.


  1. What a beautiful setting to accompany the amazing music. It reminds me of the Gorge in WA. I love how you shared your people watching...one of my favorite past times. What a fun day!

  2. We have our Red Rocks in our mountains. I love your photo that shows what you're describing too, and the way you wrote about the parts of the concert that accompanied the music (people, food, relaxation). Nice short slice!