Celebrating a Year

April 15, 2014

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4.15.14Cold windy rain today, blowing the blossoms off the trees. We shiver and carry on.

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April 18, 2014 at 11:59 am

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April 14, 2014

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4.14.14Just getting comfortable with our warm days when news arrives of a return of freezing weather coming this week. April truly is the cruelest month, as T. S. Elliot has noted:

April is the cruellest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.

- T. S Elliot The Wasteland

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April 13, 2014

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4.13.14A musical day with 4 rehearsals– for one concert but playing in different groups– and then P. and I head out to hear dobro player extraordinaire, Jerry Douglas, at a local bar. Things are falling into place and, though tired, I can see a rosy future beginning to unfold. Just a month of classes left to teach until my time returns to await my own bidding.

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April 14, 2014 at 7:25 pm

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April 12, 2014

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4.12.14In and out on a beautiful spring day. And by the end I have finished my taxes–hooray! And I get a surprise invitation to a cook-out to say a last goodbye to my friend J.– heading off to the Far East. We linger in the fading warmth, enjoying the hints of summer days to come, and the bonds of friendship soon to be stretched but, we are sure, never broken.

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April 11, 2014

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4.10.14It’s finally the day to gather together all the documents I have filed away chronicling 2013 to figure out the taxes I owe. Although I usually put this task off until the bitter end I appreciate it too, as it offers me perspective, a chance to look back and see the road that got me here from last spring.

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April 14, 2014 at 7:10 pm

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April 10, 2014

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4.11.14A daffodil bobs gaily at me on my walk today. Though mired in a web of work tasks and questions, it still can make me smile knowing that there will soon be more.

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April 14, 2014 at 7:01 pm

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week 287 ~ as weeping willows turn to green

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me.286as weeping willows turn to green
my heart leaps up embracing spring
colors and flowers seem to bring
a hopefulness I need to lean
on with the future unforeseen
I breathe in deeply and then turn
back to the tasks at hand I yearn
to break free sometimes yet structure
sustains me much as music’s pure
joy comes mixed with lessons to learn

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April 14, 2014 at 6:57 pm

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