Good morning, loyal readers!
The weather here has defied my expectations- both yesterday and today have been gorgeous, allowing me both to get my daily dose of vitamin D and wear the new dress I bought (it’s the little things in life)! Yesterday we spent the day in Dresden where we had an awesome walking tour and a free afternoon and evening. We were able to spend some time in the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady), one of the most beautiful churches I have seen, eat some delicious food, and enjoy the nightlife a bit.
As tour continues, I find myself being a bit tired and easily…. “frustrated”. You can love people as much as possible, but spend nearly 2 weeks with them on a bus and your fuse may be shortened a bit, too. My solution to this is to try and look at the bigger picture: I am in GERMANY with my second family. To waste emotional space being frustrated would be dumb- instead I’d rather wrap myself up in the music and let that be the focus of my energies. Taking a big breath and remembering how blessed I am is the key to remaining optimistic and bubbly. :)
It’s not very often that you randomly run into your mother in Germany: we were walking around yesterday in a market square and all of a sudden there was my mom! We figured out the tram together (oh man- that was quite the feat, let me tell you) and also took shelter from the random rain shower… All in all a great time.
Today we are heading back to Leipzig. After running around cities that I’ve never been in (Meissen, Dresden, etc.), returning there will feel like coming home. My plan for today is to finish the musical journey/path deal that I blogged about last week and possibly purchase this pair of yellow flats I’ve had my eye on since day one. By far, though, I am looking forward to seeing the performance of the St. Matthew Passion tonight by Bach Collegium Japan… This will be three hours of bliss. I definitely played my “musical nerd” card and brought my score. Maybe Maestro Suzuki will sign it?? Hehehe.
I am trying to figure out how to just stay here… Family, how would you feel about this life decision?