Aug 27, 2009

A musical weekend

Last thursday we hosted our first amateur music night at Bethel cafe. We had posted signs at the local music stores and another local cafe where there is live music. We were hoping to introduce the musicians of Litomerice to the concept of the open mic where individuals have the chance to perform for 15 to 20 minutes. Unfortunately the turn out was low. The result was a mostly Christy and Miro show along with a few worship songs sung by Martin and Petra.

We had a lot of fun and so did Isaiah dancing to all the tunes. We were happy to have one new woman come to listen who saw the sign at the local bakery. We are planning to try it again later in September and we're hoping for a better musical turnout but this time we'll be practicing a few more songs ahead of time. :)

The following day we borrowed Miro's cousin's car to drive to visit his aunt's house. She lives in a small village about 30 minutes outside of Prague. It was a wonderful weekend of great food, lots of stimulating conversation (his aunt speaks and teaches English), long walks in the woods and an outdoor fire where Miro and I sang for our supper. It was so nice to enjoy their backyard and to have such an adoring audience.

The weekend reminded me of how much I miss playing and about the thrill of playing for an audience that includes more than Isaiah. It's reignited my drive to play, write and sing. I'm hoping this is more than a temporary spirt. I'm trying to hold onto this openess gently.

Here's a few photos from our time with Alena and her partner Jirka.

Eating wild blackberries

As you can see, we were also reminded of Isaiah's great love of animals. He was forever patting and picking up their gentle cats.

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