What a beautiful Saturday it is! I had originally planned to get an outdoor run in (haven’t done that all week due to my schedule and I don’t run outside in the dark) but then the mother of one of my students asked me if I could play at their school’s May Day Festival in Tower Grove Park. I was free, so I said, sure. Sometimes it IS nice to feel like part of a community.
They asked me if I could play a few tunes while the kids danced around a May Pole. I brought some fiddle music and played some tunes. It was actually a lot of fun, and the whole event looked like something that I would have LOVED as a child—singing, dancing in circles, and a picnic. Good times. If I have kids, I’ll make them do the same thing. The other thing I loved was that all the kids and parents were outside being active…(don’t vom, yes, I have absolutely become my mother!) rather than sitting inside playing video games on such a gorgeous day.
Singing in a big circle
The May Pole—what they did was each person held onto a ribbon and danced around it. You could go different directions and turn the ribbons into a pretty pattern as well.
I had quite a fan club of little kids at one point, standing all around me watching me play. I love how little kids stare! It’s hilarious.
They made me a garland for my head. I think I look fantastic!
Anyway, the whole event gave me a warm fuzzy feeling. Now I’m off to rehearse with the Suzuki kids at the St Louis School of Music for tomorrow’s Festival Concert. I have to lead the Twinkle Variations among other things. Wish me luck!!