ADDING MUSIC TO ONE’S DAY

It’s no secret that my journal efforts have been dealing with our health issues with the introduction the big C to our lives as Natureman one week ago today went under the knife to remove a kidney along with a mass and an adrenal gland. The Caring Bridge website has allowed us to share with continuous updates what is happening in our world.

One element missing in my week has been music. Music that my exercise class usually adds with not only the class routines but also the roundtrip car ride into town with the radio.

On Sunday Enid, an old friend from my Milwaukee days and spirituality group, brought the Milwaukee Jewish Community Chorale she directs to town.

Our eldest son offered to come over to keep his Dad company so I had the opportunity to jaunt into town for a musical reprieve.

Snow was in the forecast so the plan was to go hug my friend and enjoy the first half of the varied program enjoying traditional and contemporary music in English and Hebrew including Hiney Ma Tov ( How Good it is to be with our Brethren). Celebrate and Sing, Halleluyah by Leonard Cohen, Simchu et L’Yerushalayim (Rejoice with Jerusalem), Tfilah( Prayer) and the Angels Sing with a clarinet solo.

Even though I didn’t stay past intermission since the snowflakes had started falling I had gotten my music fix with a plus to hug both La Crosse friends and an old dear friend from my Milwaukee days…

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