My weekend was fantastic!
Friday night, I went to see the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra for the Young People’s concert. The first piece was a water concerto. It was so weird because they had these glasses and Steve Schick was the soloist with two other percussionists. I loved it so much. Now I want to try to do that next time I wash my hands. There were also flip flops in the piece. They were stirring the water as if they were playing in the water. Water is part of our life. Without water we will die! There was also a waterphone. It was a contemporary concerto by a Chinese guy named Tan Dun. I loved it!!! The last piece for the concert was Petruska by Stravinsky. It is about a carnival and three puppets come to life. It includes a piano. One of the questions before the final movement I heard was “What is the piano?” Steve Schick said, “The piano is a keyboard instrument and it can play pretty melodies.” David the pianist demoed to us the Russian dance from that piece. I liked it because it was like a fairytale!
Saturday, I had an awesome day. Why? Not only during horseback riding, where we did a simple obstacle course, and the game red light, green light, which ended in a tie, but at Miracle league baseball, I got two first pitch hits. Isn’t that amazing!
Sunday, I had Shooting Stars. First, we made lanterns for the centerpiece of the restaurant for our Friendship Circle event coming up. Then Lisa from zumba came, and we danced to Israeli music like Hava Nagila.
In the afternoon, I did yoga at the University City Chabad. I liked the butterfly and gorilla stretches. While we were waiting for the rabbi we played an ice breaker game, such as to name truths and a lie. You tell 3 things about yourself and one needs to be not true or a lie. Everyone else guesses which one is a lie. My example was I go horseback riding, play baseball, and ride a motorcycle. My lie? I do not ride a motorcycle!
Soon the rabbi came and he had his guitar and told a story. It was about this man who wondered how can he be poor and still be happy? So he asked the rabbi, “Rabbi, how can I be poor but still be happy at the same time? Is that possible?” He answered yes it is possible. Even if you are rich, poor, have cancer, etc., happiness is important. If you are happy, God is happy. At night I had Karate and Analyssa was my buddy. We did Kata 1 and some defense.
My favorite part of the weekend was the concert because it was lively. My least favorite was nothing because it was delightful! Overall, my weekend was a pretty good weekend! Next weekend, I will have my last baseball game. I also want to either go to a street fair or get a present for our white elephant potluck! I want to do one of these things because it will be a weekend where if I found something I don’t like I will “not look a gift horse in the mouth!”