“Have a great weekend!” How many times have those words been spoken? Usually the reply is “Thanks and the same to you!”
How does one go about having a great weekend? Simply by enjoying life! That may be an oversimplification, but an optimistic mood can make a difference in one’s weekend. For example, one February weekend during the 2010 snowmagedon in Washington, D. C., my hubby and I enjoyed comfort foods, read books and magazines, played Scrabble, and went for a midnight stroll. We even frolicked in the snow and made snow angels. Afterwards we watched a group of young people snow fight. It was my first time seeing a full blown snow fight in person – it was exciting. We yelped and flinched as the snow fighters were bombarded with snowballs from all directions. Exhausted from the excitement we decided to return home. We walked slowly through the knee-deep snow while holding hands. After returning home, we sat together and drank hot herbal tea ~ it was a great weekend!
Every five days a-new-end-of the-week happens. And that’s a nifty recurrence! A new chance to make fond memories. Last weekend, while Larry developed a new online social media called The CopingStone, http://copingstone.net, some friends and I viewed the Sevres Porcelain collection that spans from 1750-2000 –
an extraordinary exhibit at the Hillwood museum, the former home of the Post Cereal heiress Majorie Merriweather Post. Of course, my friends and I did a lot of ‘oohing and aahing’ as we fantasized owing portions of the Sevres Collection – a must see! http://www.hillwoodmuseum.org/exhibitions/Exhibitions.html
Friday evening hubby and I, with another couple, enjoyed dinner at the Shangri-La Indian Cuisine in Silver Spring, Maryland. After the delicious meal we walked over to the Roundhouse Theater and saw the play “My Name is Asher Lev” adapted from Chaim Potok’s book about a Hasidic Jewish boy in New York City. The protagonist, Asher Lev, is a loner with artistic inclinations, but his art causes conflicts with his family and other members of his community ~ the play and book follows Asher’s maturity as an artist, as well as a Jew. The play, the performance ~ Excellent!
Bright and early Saturday morning, at the invitation of a friend, who is a member the Washington Performing Arts Society, I volunteered several hours to help during the Joseph and Goldie Feder Memorial String Competition.
The foundation was established by Mrs. Feder in honor of her late husband, to enable young musicians to discover their true musical potential. It was poetry to watch the young musicians, ranging from ages 8 to 15 years, quietly prepare for the moment to compete – their discipline and ability to focus was as beautiful as the music they intended to play.
Sunday afternoon my hubby and I visited the Phillips Museum to experience pianist Alon Goldstein pair Robert Schumann’s Fantasy with Ludwig van Beethoven’s Appassionata – an exquisite performance.
In my conclusion, this past weekend rates as high as the snowmageddon weekend.
There you have it, ‘a great weekend is simply enjoying life!’
Praise God there are many more to come!