Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Since I can't actually say this to anyone...

Since I can't actually say this to anyone that it may concern, I will say it here.  I am playing 13 recitals this semester...9 before April 27th...and 5 in one week.  I'm doing my best to be at every one of your lessons and rehearsals.  But every once in a while I might have to leave ten minutes early, or accommodate someone who's recital might be four weeks before yours.  I promise I am giving priority to those whose recitals come first.  And I promise you will receive my best work at all your rehearsals and your recital.  And if I have to reschedule something, I will reschedule it.  If you have to reschedule something I will do my best...even if it is because you are too unprepared to perform.  In the mean time, please be patient.  And please stop giving me @#$% for things that are beyond my control...or for needing to give ten minutes to someone who has a recital before you or for anything else that I can't possibly divine at the moment.  I am only one person, and I am human at that.  Take a breath and relax...I'm doing my best to do the same, for heavens sake!

ps...no one who might read this fits into this category at all...I promise!  :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

For the most part, I love my job.  I love being a musician and making good music.  I love digging into the music and finding the exquisite moments in the text and the music.  But every once in a while I really hate this business.  Every once in a while people are so damn opinionated that they can't see past their own nose.  They can't see the strengths of their colleagues or the potential of their colleagues students or anything that might possibly go against their opinion.  I can't stand people that think they are the only one capable of doing what they do and everyone else...well...sucks.  For heavens sake, we all have something to offer and we are all good at something so maybe if we work together, we might make something really great!  Argh...that's all.  :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sometimes I feel like life is passing me by because I'm always working.  And this semester will be no different...I'm playing 14 (yes, you read right) 14 recitals...on top of everything else.  Don't get me wrong, this isn't really a complaint but, it's going to be a crazy semester.  Here's to insanity!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

"Yes! and the bedpost was his own. The bed was his own, the room was his own. Best and happiest of all, the time before him was his own, to make amends in!
"I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future!" Scrooge repeated, as he scrambled out of bed. "The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. Oh Jacob Marley! Heaven, and the Christmas Time be praised for this! I say it on my knees, old Jacob; on my knees!"
He was so fluttered and so glowing with his good intentions, that his broken voice would scarcely answer to his call. He had been sobbing violently in his conflict with the Spirit, and his face was wet with tears."

"Scrooge was better than his word. He did it all, and infinitely more; and to Tiny Tim, who did not die, he was a second father. He became as good a friend, as good a master, and as good a man, as the good old city knew, or any other good old city, town, or borough, in the good old world. Some people laughed to see the alteration in him, but he let them laugh, and little heeded them; for he was wise enough to know that nothing ever happened on this globe, for good, at which some people did not have their fill of laughter in the outset; and knowing that such as these would be blind anyway, he thought it quite as well that they should wrinkle up their eyes in grins, as have the malady in less attractive forms. His own heart laughed: and that was quite enough for him.
He had no further intercourse with Spirits, but lived upon the Total Abstinence Principle, ever afterwards; and it was always said of him, that he knew how to keep Christmas well, if any man alive possessed the knowledge. May that be truly said of us, and all of us! And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God Bless Us, Every One!"

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Qualchevolte penso che sará il mio destino vivere complettamente da sola...che non c'é un persone per me...ed anche, che facevo tutti i miei amici mi odiono.  Non so perché...e lo so che probabilmente non é cosi.  Ma, mi fa pensare che facevo a meritare un tal cosa.  Spero fervidamente che non accaderá cosi...e se io avessi fatto qualcosa con gli amici, posso cambiarlo.  Perché, non voglio vivere cosi.

Ed anche, se si potessi capire questo messaggio, mi dispiace tanto.  Non intendevo cosi.  Volevo solamente scrivere i miei pensieri.  :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Come Ready and See Me--Richard Hundley

Come ready and see me
No matter how late
Come before the years run out.
I'm waiting with a candle
No wind can blow out,
But you must haste
On foot or by sky
For no one can wait forever
Under the bluest sky
I can't wait forever
For the years are running out.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thanks...

I just have to say how grateful I am for all the people in my life that remind me to be joyful.  No, this is not just a Thanksgiving post...it occurred to me today that I am lucky.  I can easily get down on myself or focus more than I should on what is less than ideal in my life.  But then all of you help remind me how incredibly blessed I really am and that life is so much better when I remember to celebrate the successes in my life and to revel in the joy, not the hardships.  Anyway, I just wanted to say thank you for being happy, joyful people and for letting it rub off on me every once in a while.  :)