A Saturday Moment with Deitre + Giveaway

So the dilemma with "in the moment posts" is that sometimes writer's block hits you.  I mean I realize I'm not writing a novel.   I just like to share things that are interesting to me, thus may be a little interesting for our readers.  It's been one of those weeks.  A short week because of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.  However, it still seemed a bit longer for me.  I long for weekends to arrive so that I can dive into my current book and never look back for at least a few hours straight.  Unfortunately, this may not always  happen because life calls.  Out of town meeting on a Saturday, yes.  Getting back just in time to hear the middle child play her viola in the best Fiddle Fest Performance by elementary, middle and high school students, priceless!

So I feel moved to reflect on the arts tonight.  It's the technique, passion and devotion to a specific form of fine arts.  It could be dance, music, visual art or theater.  Once you fall in love with your new talent, there is usually no looking back.  Unless you are like the Josh, whom all of you know.  He picked up an instrument for 4 years, was awesome at it and decided he wanted to try sports.  To I must say that is just fine too when interest changes.  Drama class in high school allowed me to step in the shoes of another person and be that character.  Reminds you of reading a book doesn't it? Band class helped me to be the best little clarinet player I could be and have a huge appreciation for music.  Thus when I read, I too create little playlist in my brain, matching songs with my favorite moments in books.

Can you guess which girl is me?  Leave a comment below... so I can see how well you know the reviewers at OUaT. 

I have a huge a appreciation for others that give back to their community.  Today the band Emerald Road (check out their website and FB page) gave of their time to work with students on their passion of music.  In the end the students, along with their mentors in the field presented a wonderful performance, giving back to the community by showcasing their talents.  Below is a special treat.  A link to the last song of their performance.

I must say that as I listened to the recording (taken with my iPhone, so please excuse the quality), the song reminded me of a scene from the movie from Far and Away with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.  I believe I may go see if Netflix has it or better yet I wonder if it was a book first.   As that is what I should be doing right?  Reading.  I even had to get creative on posting a sound clip too.  Hope you guys enjoy it! 

Oh yeah...and one last "note."  I believe I have had the same winner for 2 weeks in a row over at A Leisure Moment.  It's random what can I say.  So this week I'm adding the same giveaway link below.  Don't forget to stop by.  Send your teacher friend over, or the kid who claims there is nothing, ever, good to read.  I'm sure we can find something.  Until next week...

Happy Reading,


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  1. I appreciate the arts b/c I'm awed by the creativity that it inspires in others. I'm not artistically inclined in anyway, sadly, so I totally enjoy others :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Music has played a huge role in my life. I even listen to music while I read sometimes. It helps me focus. I went to so many concerts as a teen and young adult. My first was when I was 14 and saw Berlin & Thompson Twins in concert.

  3. Music was a huge part of my tween/teen years and really got me through an incredibly hard time in my life. Now anytime I'm having trouble, I have a go-to playlist that helps me. Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

  4. Music is such a huge part of my life. I honestly don't know where I would be without music. It's something that makes me happy or it calms me down when I get angry. I express myself with quotes from my favorite songs. Music says things that you can't find words to say!


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