This weekend, after a long month marked by term papers, midterms and sickness on my part, I went home for some much needed rest and relaxation. One of the little blessings I really like is the time we’re given to go home and be with family and friends. As much as I’m kind of enjoying the seminary life and really loving it’s regularity and discipline, it wears on me after a long time of doing that. Most of the time, I’m either studying or praying or sleeping. Sometimes, I’m playing sports or teaching catechism, but the point is I don’t really waste time here. It’s really amazing actually. I’ve never been this efficient in my life. But I get quite tired from always getting up early or always studying. It’s probably partly why I got sick in the first place. So needless to say, I was looking forward to this home weekend.
We’re given about one home weekend a month that lasts from either the Friday afternoon, after classes until the Monday night or the Thursday afternoon until the Sunday night. It alternates each semester so we don’t keep missing the same day’s classes because of the home weekend.
This weekend was one of a ton of rest for me. I did a few fun things, like I went to see the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra play Verdi’s requiem along with the Bach choir. That was a ton of fun. I went over to the Orpheum theater along Seymour St. for the first time. It’s a really pretty theater that gives such a nostalgic feeling. The main hall is filled with chandeliers and is lit up partly like a hotel lobby. You get a sense of being in a 17th century theater just being in there. The theater itself is also a sight to see. The backdrop is made up of a whole bunch of ancient looking columns. The acoustics of the theater are very good as well. Of course, for me, the highlight of the evening was listening to the requiem mass composed by the great composer Verdi. I even tried to use one of the more intense movements of his requiem as my alarm music to wake me up in the morning. That way, I’d start my day thinking of the shortness of my life and make the most of the time I’m given during the day. The problem was that, while doing that, it also would really scare me. Hehehhehe who can really listen to intense stuff like that early in the morning.. So I changed it to something a little more soothing and gentle… Hahahahah I’m such a wimp… 🙂
Anyway, that’s all for today! Please pray for me to get a little well soon! God bless!!