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Sunday, July 10, 2011

If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know. Louis Armstrong

 A welcomed break from all the stresses. We were given some free tickets to an outdoor festival in Salt Lake City. We could use them any day of the weekend, so we decided to go today (Sunday) to avoid the larger crowds. The festival did not start until 3pm.
 I made good use of the morning, cleaning house, dishes, laundry, mowing and watering the lawn...
 And then we dressed for hot weather, packed a cooler with soda, water and ice and headed out.
 We arrived just in time to see the first act. A singer/songwriter/ pianist who hails from the Salt Lake City area and is now entertaining full time at the Waldorf hotel in New York City. And well deserved. She was fabulous. As I stated in an earlier post, I love dueling pianos. I love pianos.
 My daughter and I even discussed we would both like to learn to play- who knows, maybe we will sign up for lessons. When I can once again afford a piano, or lessons. We stayed for the second act, a small orchestra and one solo jazz singer. She was also very talented. However, we didn't get to stay long enough to enjoy....storm clouds covered and a hard, fast, desert rain dropped down over the tents, trees and we were not prepared and had to leave. To be honest, I am not sure it was safe under the hundred foot tall, hundred year old trees.
However, it was still a nice break from the monotony of the unemployed, poor boring life sitting watching life pass by. Fresh air does one's soul good. And--- I don't have to work in the morning! - Just wish I did.


  1. Oh what a great little break - and I hope, a spirit booster. But I know what you mean, but that last line.

  2. Yes, spirit was better for a day. But back to the grind.

  3. A nice reprieve..if only for a moment!!!


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