12 November, 2008

Free music!

The weather in Washington is finally cooling down. During the last few days we went from sweater climate to coats and scarves weather. Walks to the Metro stations are getting more hurried.

One attractive aspect of autumn in Washington is the National Gallery of Art's Sunday evening concert series. Started as a service for returning war veterans, the shows are free of charge and I've spent many Sunday nights there.

We're approaching Christmas and I've been feeling more unsettled as the year's end nears. For the first time I'll have no father to cheer. It's not that I even like Santa and his gang of helpers, but the thought that I can't even ring dad and wish him a good holiday. . . .

5 comments:

Megan said...

Neat!

Baino said...

If it's free it's for me. We're approaching Sydney Festival time and the arts world goes into a spin. We have free Symphony, Jazz and Opera in the Domain, a big green space in the middle of the city. I feel for you this Christmas Ted, both my parents and husband are no longer with us and despite the jovial nature of our Chrissy gatherings, they are always missed.

Quickroute said...

Free is my favourite price!

Ropi said...

Hi, I see you set me as a blog you read. Cool. Thanks. Weather forecast says there will be snow here next week.

iWalk said...

We have an old poem of Tang Dynasty:

As lonely persons in a strange land, we always miss kinsfolk much more in holiday time.