Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

20 years ago when Paul and I were still in Salt Lake City, we went to the Utah Symphony's Night at the Movies. They played dramatic movie clips on a huge screen directly over the musicians as the symphony played the music score, live. Good gracious! It was wonderful! Some of the movie scenes they showed, we were familiar with; North by Northwest and Gone with the Wind, Oh! and the battle scene from Ben Hur, that was cool.

Of course they showed scenes from movies we hadn't seen too and my favorite, by far, was In a Rehearsal Room. So exquisitely beautiful, it made me cry, still does. It satisfies every romantic sensibility my little heart can muster. The exactness of the plucked violin, the harmony and seamlessness of the dancers moving together, the flower in her hair, the shawl hanging on the bar, even the widows are in twos! For heaven's sake, even Cynthia Gregory's name is romantic!

Doesn't she look like she's just stepped out of a Degas painting? The version they showed that night wasn't this short or pink and you can click here for the version we saw, it is even more romantic and wonderful, except that the sound and video quality are terrible.

I looked for a copy of this short film for years I even contacted the Utah Symphony with no luck. Of course, I finally found it on YouTube!

I've been saving it for Valentine's Day. I hope you love it as much as I do.

Wait! one more thing, Happy Valentine's Day my sweetheart. I love that my very happiest memories and experiences always include you.


Anonymous said...

Love you girl!

robin k said...

Thank you for this and Happy Valentine's Day to you, Rachel.

Mom in Mendon said...

So sweet.