Joyful Noise

I almost didn’t get today’s Dispatch out.  It’s been a busy week.  Hannah has had school stuff all week and a music camp in the evenings.  It’s called the Joyful Noise camp and it’s sponsored by a local church. She has been attending since she was an itty-bitty violin player.  This was their first in-person event since before…well, you remember.  It’s an amazing musical experience.  It brings together a broad range of instruments with an even broader range of experience.  It’s a rare opportunity for a 10-year-old kid to sit next to a 60-year-old mentor.  It really is a perfect representation of what a healthy community should look like.  We need so much more of that.  Last night was the concert.  It always makes me happy to see her playing her violin, even if all I can see is the top of her head.  It was fantastic getting to hear their joyful noise.