Monday, May 14, 2012

25. Golfing with Matt

Well, yet another one will need to be altered. When I put this on my list, it was to do something fun with Matt that we did when we were in college. We played golf. It was a fun memory that I thought would be fun to recreate.

Once again, life has changed this list. Here's the number one thing I've learned from doing this 101 things in 1001 days. Life happens. People change. What you think you'll want to do two years from now may not be something you will actually want to do two years from now.

Matt and I have no interested in playing golf. Or watching golf - not even on tv. So, I'm exercising my right to change this to...

Going to the symphony. The only experience I've had with a symphony orchestra is Pops in the Park. Fun to be sure, but completely difference from the Charlotte Symphony at Belk Theater.

This was amazing. It was a performance of Beethoven's Missa Solemnis. He wrote it when he was completely deaf. He was brilliant with the things he composed when he could hear. Pure genius when he couldn't. There was a huge choir and four soloists (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) and the whole thing was beautiful. The Nicene Creed sung in Latin was absolutely remarkable. I have nothing but good things to say about the Charlotte Symphony. 

The conductor was like a mad scientist. He looked the part. Imagine the conductor in the picture above, but with grey hair. And just a little bit crazier.

My take away: I love the Symphony. I know the difference between a symphony and an orchestra. And I love tapas restaurants (we went to Dandelion Market in Uptown).

And yes, I know this isn't even in the same vein as golf. But, it was something I did with Matt (and a dear friend, CV) so it counts.