Thank you Cleveland Orchestra for the "soul-shakening" majestic Russian night. My second time hearing Yuja Wang's Rachmaninoff 3 live (last time was in Davis Hall@San Francisco). Not only that the ticket was only $10 (student ticket), but also I got the best seat in the world - She was playing just a few feet away from me (6th row from the stage), you can tell how overwhelming and shocking it was. Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and Rimsky-Korsakov - I remember my dad always says the Russian is a heroic nation who has the deepest artistry, ridiculously high quality and virtuosity in all kinds of arts, and the most noble soul that should deserves most respect and be revered. Extremely soulful lyricism, evoking waves after waves of emotional orgasms, tearful harmonies... along with all these, the bottomless depth of meaning in the music gave me a feeling of earthquake - like for once I was standing at the tip of the bowsprit of a ship which is wrecking in the stormy raging ocean in the darkest most furious night with unstoppable thunders and pouring rain, the world is collapsing yet I am standing still... or like climbing up the highest mountain in the world and witnessing the most majestic glorious hidden palace, looking down to the rest of the world... or like someone literally digs out my beating heart and pet it like a puppy... In the 2-hour concert I was whirling dancing flying heartbreaking fighting yelling shocking spinning jumping flowing... didn't even have time to be exhausted.
Not only that.
A great excuse for me to sneak into a city in the middle of the week before all my chaos happen (jury, oral exam, presentation, rehearsal, recital), strolling in the botanical garden and the little peaceful pond outside the Cleveland Art Museum, took a bus and sight-seeing, bubble tea and Vietnamese food... such a jubilant celebration for the (finally) arrival of spring.
Every time I step into a city, I could speak more fluently, think more logically, respond quicker, limbs coordinate better... the flow of my mind and body simply become more civilized. Snuggling with spring in the strong but warm wind and smelling the fragrance of refreshing liveliness, I am deeply drunk in spring!
I'm busy working on my blog posts. Watch this space!