This week our photo prompt was to take time, time for ourselves. I thought about all the things I do every day and that many times during the day I am involved in activities that are "taking time just for me." And often they do "recharge" me. But I wanted to come up with something that is recharging but not part of my daily routine and I thought about listening to one of my favorite operas. It is by Philip Glass and I was so privileged to see it live from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York City in HD at a local movie theater on Nov. 11, 2011. This opera Satyagraha, is about Gandhi's concept of non violent resistance to injustice. The third act is about Martin Luther King ( so appropriate for this Martin Luther King Day weekend.)
This is a picture my CD of the opera
I hardly own any opera CDs but I had to have this after I attended the performance. I love Philip Glass' music. It is full of repetitions and beautiful melodies which I find so soothing, "recharging" and inspiring.
You can listen to an excerpt from Satyagraha here It is a lovely solo piece called Protest.
This picture gives you a sense of the amazing visuals in this performance of 2011
I have been fortunate to attend a number of opera performances here at a local theater and this afternoon I will be seeing the Met Live Performance of Donizetti"s Maria Stuarda with friends and happily taking more time for myself and recharging.
Lets see what others do to recharge here.
A special thank you to all who visited my post last week and wrote such wonderful comments. I really appreciate hearing from you. I hope to get around to many of your "taking time" posts this weekend.