Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thankful Thursday...Heritage.


RIVERDANCE

I am very thankful that tonite I was able to see "Riverdance" on it's Farewell North American tour. This is actually the third time I have seen it. The first was in 1998 in Atlanta, the second was in 2002 here with Greg and our 2 boys at the time. When my oldest read in the paper it was coming to Chattanooga, he asked me to take him. He was 6 yrs old the last he saw it. He was amazed at how much he remembered, it had a lasting impact for him.

As I sat in the dark and listened to it begin....the music....I am so thankful for that music....it truly speaks to me. I closed my eyes and listened....it's haunting sound. My heritage is Scotch/Irish....and I feel it in the music....it's almost like a pull to my homeland. I've listened to many, many genres of music over the years....my heart listens to the Irish and Scottish pipes and yearns.... for a faraway place I've never seen....but a place I can feel in the music of the land. I hope to one day write a Thankful Thursday post about a trip I've taken to Ireland and Scotland. But until then, thank you Lord for bringing me "Riverdance".

9 comments:

Audrey said...

Lucky you!! They have been in a city near me - but we just never got to see them. LOVE the music :)

Heckety said...

You LUCKY LUCKY person! I'd the video and the soundtrack, but we were in Africa all the years it was touring Ireland. Its fabulouso, isnt it? And the music never ceases to thrill-heart's core thrill! In fact, we wore the video out we watched it so much!!

Writing Without Periods! said...

Lucky you. I'd love to see them. The music is devine.
Mary

Jules said...

I've always wanted to see them. I've only seen them on tv and loved them even there. I bet they are amazing live!

Deborah Ann said...

How awesome that those tapping feet and haunting music take you back to your homeland. I hope to read some of those stories sometime...

Andrea said...

Sounds beautiful. Hope you are having an awesome day.
Blessings, hugs, and prayers,
andrea

Heart2Heart said...

Jane,

I personally believe some where in my family history or tree that I am connected to the Irish or Scottish somehow because I get a sense of home whenever I hear the music or seeing videos or shows about the land and it's people.

Have you seen Leap Year yet? If not, you must see this!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

brainella said...

You know, I've always wanted to see Riverdance but have never had the chance! Or maybe I just don't pay very good attention to what come to Atlanta... :)

He & Me + 3 said...

Lucky girl. I have never seen that. I would love to though. I hear it is FAB!