I rush through life in fifth gear, constantly worrying about the things I need to get done. I run in a million little circles, and fry my internal circuits trying to be all places at once, all things to all people, and micromanager of my universe. Its got to stop!
I made some headway on that this weekend. I was offered a pair of tickets to see Diana Krall at the winery's Woodinville location. The company draws two sets of tickets for employees for every summer concert, and though I never ever seem to win anything requiring luck, the friend who *did* win them couldn't go and so offered them to me.
The venue was beautiful, the wine was not too expensive, the seats were terrific and the music soothed. Diana Krall is even more engaging in concert than I imagined. Her song selection disappointed somewhat, I was hoping for more of the songs from her Live in Paris CD, but nevertheless, she is an incredibly talented and compelling musician/vocalist and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her. I took my big brother as my date, and what a wonderful evening we had. At one point he looked over at me and said "This is great, I am so relaxed and having such a good time. I feel like I don't have a care in the world." It was the prevailing mood of the evening.