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week 487 ~ an incantation for spring

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an incantation for spring
wait in anticipation
‘til winter banished birds sing

teeter on faith desiring
days of warmth blue skies and sun
an incantation for spring

weeks turn to months lingering
cold distracts all hopes undone
‘til winter banished birds sing

songs that catch our ear ending
snow’s silent insulation
an incantation for spring

holding on ready to fling
windows wide still frustration
‘til winter banished birds sing

we see them in our dreams wing
their way north our fixation
an incantation for spring
‘til winter banished birds sing

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February 7, 2018 at 7:34 pm

February 7, 2018

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Light snow turning to rain. A wintery mix keeps me indoors most of the day, getting ready for all the excitement tomorrow will bring.

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February 7, 2018 at 7:32 pm

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February 6, 2018

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Up in the trees with a chain saw! Today my new landscaping crew arrive to take a few branches off my nextdoor neighbor’s overgrown oak and holly trees. It was supposed to be warmer; it wasn’t supposed to snow. But they came, they sawed and conquered, leaving me with a cleaner vista.

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February 7, 2018 at 2:27 pm

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February 5, 2018

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Turning my thoughts back to music today, with a gig at Birdland with my friend Luiz on Thursday. I’m playing the piece he wrote for me, “Meu Bandolim,” as one of many guest artists for a concert to celebrate his 70th birthday. For P & me it’s also a couple of days in NYC, a chance to catch some museums and inhale the energy of the Big Apple. A cool break from cabin fever.

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February 7, 2018 at 2:20 pm

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February 4, 2018

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Superbowl Sunday. My beloved– and universally hated– Patriots meet my childhood hometown team, the Eagles, and come up short. Nevertheless, a good game, a great party, delicious food, fun commercials, and a lovely evening catching up with friends. Texting to family and friends in Minneapolis, where it was -3 for the game although 70 degrees inside the stadium, Pennsylvania, France, and Rio adds to the fun. Who doesn’t love a party and a chance to forget politics for an evening!

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February 7, 2018 at 2:13 pm

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February 3, 2018

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Light and shadows always fascinate me. Even the image of sun through my backdoor on the kitchen floor holds a bit of magic. But today it’s hard to find the will to connect with the day, to move ahead. The cold is enervating; the landscape is barren; the concept of hibernation is so easy to grasp. If I just could sleep until spring.

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February 3, 2018 at 5:57 pm

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February 2, 2018

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Groundhog Day, and Punxsutawney Phil sees his shadow. Rats! 6 more weeks of winter! A funny odd tradition here in the USA, to drag a poor groundhog out of his hole to predict the next few weeks of weather. Here at home, music keeps the dark at bay.

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February 3, 2018 at 5:52 pm

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