Two symphonies are better than one
To the Editor,
Last Saturday evening I experienced the joy, the richness, the local musical talent, the sense of community, and the dedication at the presentation of The Highlands Chamber Orchestra’s Roots at the Northern Lights Pavilion in Haliburton.
Last Saturday evening after the first concert I experienced a second symphony. I experienced the joy, the richness, the vibrancy at the presentation of the first snowfall in the Highlands as I drove back in the darkness to my cottage on Eagle Lake with a blast of winter whiteness.
Both “symphonies” woke me up to the sacredness of slowness, to heightened sensations of sound and sight, to life’s beauty. Both kept me focused and connected to my breath. With both symphonies I experienced the wonder as if for the very first time.
“Two are better than one.” Ecclesiastes.