Friday, January 25, 2008

We're gonna be fine

Last night in lieu of the regularly scheduled PTA meeting, our local public elementary school had a family arts night. For a $5 ticket each family member was treated to a taco dinner and a concert by the Polyphonic Spree.

I'll give you a moment to digest that.

The Polyphonic Spree played our school. It was amazing. Okay - so it wasn't the WHOLE band, but it was a stage full. The performance was fabulous. As the lead singer stood on the stage and talked about his band and the history of his choice to make music his life, I got goosebumps. He is an alumni of our little school and I just love that we are a part of such a cool community. I bemoan the city we live in, but I loves our hood.

Of course, Lula was in the front row shaking her head, her hair flying around wildly to the beat. Last night and this morning, Hazel had The Spree's CD blasting out of her tiny player.

Even though it is raining. Even though today might have been our only chance at a "snow day" this winter. Even though the DISD auto-dialed me at 5:45 freakin' am to play the message that school would be in session. Today I have a permanent loop of Reach For The Sun playing in my head.

Just follow the day and reach for the SUN!

The video for We Crawl features the lead singer, his family, the band and slice of the city we share.