And Surely God Smiled

Last night my wife dragged me to another one of her piano student's concerts. I've been to several - MC'd a few (in a tux no less)- and they all are pretty much the same - but not this one. The Palos Verdes Symphony Orchestra performed at the Armstrong Theater and it was amazing. Kathy's student Vanessa Niu was outstanding in her Vivaldi quartet - we were so proud of her. The rest of the performance was of such quality that I thought "Why do we need to go anywhere else for great music when we can enjoy such quality close to home?" I enjoyed it so much; I thought about what God must think for this creativity, beauty, and joy was surely what he had in mind when he thought us up. And surly God smiled.