Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"...dances with the daffodils"

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Outdid the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.
--William Wordsworth

In just a few days I shall be taking a trip up north to spend my spring break with my grandparents.

Though leaving the greening pastures, quiet lanes, and daffodils for flat lands, snow, and cold weather there could not be a more excited person than I.

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

This moment

It was been sprinkling on and off all day, but at this moment we have a lovely early spring thunderstorm going on here in the northern hills of Georgia. Complete with pouring rain, echoing thunder, and lightning.

The beauty of it almost lessens the miserable cold that has had me in bed for two days. But you know they always say that it's good to get a cold once a year.  I guess I can be thankful that I'm getting mine in this early in the year.

Off to make a pot of tea!

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Greetings from the Tower

Yes, I like to practice in the tower. It is an actual upper room in the music building and hence the name. Usually no interruptions (like on the 2nd floor with a banging pianist or a tooting horn in the practice room next to you, or even friends walking in just to say "hey") and alot of stuff gets done.

I laughed when I read this quote, because it is SO true:

Caution: Use of this instrument can lead to excessive anxiety, heightened levels of self-criticism, acute concern about the opinions of other people, over-awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of others, and a tendency to spend prolonged periods of time alone in very small rooms (often staring into a mirror.)


I'm off to go practice and then head to work for the remaining part of the day. Have a lovely weekend!