It was a good weekend. A really good Friday and a blessed Easter Sunday.
Took some time off for myself, and to reflect on one of the most, if not most, important event in the Christian calendar. Sometimes church activities can be so overwhelming, and when the weekend is over, there is no energy left to just "being". So much is spent on "doing" that the significance of the celebration is lost.
Surprisingly, even though I was involved with the children's Easter presentation, it wasn't as tiring as in previous productions. Perhaps this time all other teams came together, and we didn't have to do as much. The kids seemed to enjoy the short skit and even cheered when "Jesus" came waving in his traditional costume.
In this day where MTV and the PS2 rule, it can be quite a challenge trying to get their attention, much less get them to learn the lesson for the week. The teachers have to rack their brains thinking of new ways to make lessons interesting enough to last their short attention span.
Oh well, but it was a good weekend nevertheless.
The only indulgence I allowed myself was the MPO outing that I had with my grrlfriends. Couldn't say no to that, it was a birthday gift. It was a different experience from the usual orchestral performances. This one featured a silent film in the background featuring Douglas Fairbanks, with the MPO playing the new soundtrack composed by Carl Davis, who coincidentally was the conductor that night.
Mmm, a good Sabbath it was.