Monday, November 29, 2010

The Planets

Last week, after all the Thanksgiving craziness was over, my dad bought tickets to another orchestra performance.   It was called The Planets.  I learned that the musicians would play different types of music for a different planet.  So,  Mars was loud and vibrant while Venus was soft and beautiful and so on.  Also I learned that there would be a big screen showing different planets as the music went by.  Anyway that week I caught a cold.  My dad even started talking about not going if I had such a bad cough.  Luckily the day we were supposed to go my cough was barely noticeable.  I picked out a nice pink dress for the concert.  The only problem was that I kept shivering most of the time.  We walked into the room about fifteen minutes early until suddenly the lights began to dim.  Mars was the first planet to be shown.  It was loud and scary but I kind of liked it.  Then Venus came on and my eyes began to shut.  The music was a perfect lullaby.    *cough*, *cough*, *cough*!  I woke up with a start.  "Darn it" I thought, and of course the music was at its very quietest and i'm coughing profusely!  Some heads turn back to glance at me.  My cheeks burn red.  I try to hide my face into my thin jacket while I cough.  Then the last note started to come beautifully out of the instruments until someones loud cellphone went off.  ring, ring RING!!  The room was quiet until a loud applause broke out.  People were standing up and smiling.  When we got out my dad took me by the shoulder and said "You did so well except for the last part!".  He said smiling.  "I know" I said.  At least I wasn't the only one who was embarrassed that day thinking back to the cellphone.