I can’t believe it’s OCTOBER! It’s probably my favorite month of the year, partly because my birthday is in a few weeks. As a birthday present to myself, I bought tickets to a local orchestra performance featuring a violinist I love, Bella Hristova.
Andrew bought me a violin last year for Christmas since I mentioned wanting to learn how to play. I’m coming along slowly… musical instruments have never come very naturally to me, but I absolutely love violin music. I went to the Celtic Festival over the weekend and a band performed with the most incredible violinist; I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone play so fast! And lately I’ve been listening to Lindsey Stirling’s new album, Brave Enough, and dare I say it’s become my favorite of hers?
Violin music reminds me of our nights in Prague last year, where hymns and classical music emanated through the winter streets. I’m convinced there is nothing more magical. (And one of my all-time favorite books series, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, captures this perfectly.)
If I could listen to nothing else besides a violin for the rest of my life, I think I’d be OK with that. So that’s what today’s vibes are all about. Have a great week!