Posse pal aMl asked me if I wanted to go with her and a few Fanilows to see Barry Manilow in concert recently. I politely declined, truthfully citing a previous commitment, but I wasn’t wild about Barry back in the day, and my ardor for him hasn’t improved. However, I’m not one to rain on a parade, so I was happy to watch my friend’s excitement as the concert date approached.
After the concert, I asked aMl if she had any profound thoughts about the concert. She laughed and said, “believe it or not, when I told several people I was going to the concert, they replied that they had wanted to go or meant to get tickets!” She continued,
We are at the point in our lives to make experiences like that happen. All it takes is a little bit of planning. Don’t let the “same old, same old” stand in your way. Pull out your calendar, round up your friends, buy the tickets, make it happen.
Carpe diem my friends! Where to start? Consult your local publications; all seem to have listings of local events. In the RVA area, the following have event listings online:Style Weekly Virginia Living Richmond Magazine
How will you spend Mother’s Day tomorrow? Why not make a trip to Agecroft Hall and enjoy one of their complimentary events:♥ Free Gardens for Mother’s Day ♥ Mother’s Day Evening Concert with the Richmond Concert Band
After pondering aMl’s words, I have resolved to get tickets to the Richmond Jazz Festival at Maymont in August. Hope to see you there!
What experience are you ready to live?
May 11, 2012