GOING HOME

THERE IS SOMETHING SPECIAL ABOUT “GOING HOME”.  THE FEELINGS THAT WE EXPERIENCE DRIVING BACK TO OUR HOME TOWN ARE HARD TO DESCRIBE, BUT CLEARLY WE FEEL SOME CALMNESS A SENSE OF BEING IN THE RIGHT PLACE WHEN WE PULL INTO THAT FAMILIAR MAIN STREET. IN MY CASE I STILL FEEL THOSE FEELINGS AFTER SO MANY YEARS AWAY FROM THE PLACE WHERE I “GREW UP”.  MY HIGH SCHOOL DAYS IN RIVERTON WERE SOME OF THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE.  THE SEVERAL POSTS IN THIS BLOG ARE TESTAMENT TO THOSE TIMES AND TO THE EXPERIENCES OF THOSE TIMES WHEN MY CLASSMATES AND I ENJOYED THE FREEDOM TO TRY EVERY SPORTING EVENT, MUSICAL EVENT, SCHOOL PLAYS, ETC, ETC. OUR SMALL HIGH SCHOOL PROVIDED US THE OPPORTUNITY TO BROADEN OUR HORIZONS, TO TRY  OUR HAND AT ANY AREA OF INTEREST WE MIIGHT CHOSE. I AM GRATEFUL FOR THOSE DAYS. 

THIS JOURNEY INTO THE PAST IS PROMPTED BY THE INVITATION TO RETURN THIS SUMMER TO RIVERTON FOR OUR CLASS REUNION. BY NOW IF YOU HAVE READ THESE BLOG POSTS YOU KNOW THAT MY CLASS GRADUATED A VERY LONG TIME AGO, BUT THE MEMORIES OF THOSE TIMES STILL SEEM VERY REAL IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT MANY MORE OF THOSE CLOSE FRIENDS HAVE PASSED AWAY.  IT WILL BE SPECIAL TO REJOIN THOSE THAT CAN ATTEND THIS SUMMER AND TO  SHARE AGAIN THOSE WONDERFUL HIGH SCHOOL DAYS.  

RECENTLY I PUT TOGETHER A MUSICAL PIECE USING THE SYTH PROGRAMS IN MY iMAC.  WITH APOLOGIES TO DVORAK WHO WROTE THE ORIGINAL MUSIC AS A PART OF HIS NEW WORLD SYMPHONY, I WILL INCLUDE THIS PIECE AS A WAY TO LOOK FORWARD TO “GOING HOME”, THE NAME OF A POPULAR PIECE DERIVED FROM DVORAK’S ORIGINAL THEME. SO HERE IS “GOING HOME”, MY TAKEOFF ON THE WONDERFUL MELODY THAT INSPIRES ALL OF US TO WANT TO “GO HOME”. HOPE YOU ENJOY IT AND PERHAPS IT WILL BRING SOME MEMORIES OF YOUR “HOME” AS WELL.