Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Expectations Exceeded

Much in life disappoints so I am always happy when something exceeds my expectations. Such was the case on Sunday night when I attended a rock concert by one of my all-time favorite bands. The band is called Yes and I’ve been listening to them since the early 70’s.  If you think I am old you should check their birth certificates. For this particular concert they played three of their classic albums.  They played all songs in the original running order for The Yes Album, Close To The Edge, and Going For The One.  The music of Yes is almost classical and some of their songs are simply majestic.  I was blown away. Even from the cheap seats I had a great view of the stage and the guys in the band really nailed it. The venue was packed with an adoring audience.  They played songs that have been part of my personal soundtrack for much of my life. It was a completely enjoyable experience that I shared with my best friend from high school. The joy of Sunday night was quickly replaced by the total stress of having to get up at 4:00 AM on Monday morning to take my son to the airport ofr a trip to Cancun, Mexico.  If getting up at 4:00 AM on a vacation day isn’t bad enough, it was raining so hard I could barely see where I was driving.  By the time I picked him up at his home, dropped him off at the airport, took my wife to work, and got back home I was wasted. Like I do after most concert experiences, I spent much of the day listening to all the songs that I heard live the previous night. All in all, it was great to have a few days off.  Although nothing is really going wrong in my life I felt the need for a mini-vacation and I am happy I was able to take one. It’s wonderful that today, which feels like a Monday to me, is already Wednesday! In a few more days I will take another vacation to the land of Oz with my granddaughter.

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