Celebrating a Year

August 14, 2010

with 10 comments

I am sitting on my new orange sofa and writing music on my new mandolin. Such a simple sentence, yet such a miracle. The sofa arrived today. It replaces a decades-old lump of a sofabed that got me through all the kid-at-home years and should have been gone ages ago. The mandolin is not technically new, but was bought from a friend in June. I’d been looking for a new voice to inspire a new style of writing, my muses having dried up several months ago, and somehow felt it might be found in this instrument. Inspiration is never an easy door to open, even if you do arrive with the golden key of instinct. But today, completely unplanned, sitting on the orange sofa, I break through. Nothing brilliant, but ideas awaken yielding cheerful tunes that I know lead somewhere. It’s impossible to describe the extent of my delight. And happy birthday today to my bro, alas not here, but celebrating with those he loves miles away.

Written by mairmusic

August 15, 2010 at 12:24 pm

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  1. have fun writing music…

    Jingle

    August 15, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    • Thanks! I will!

      mairmusic

      August 15, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    • thanks, Jingle!

      mairmusic

      August 15, 2010 at 7:28 pm

  2. You are so talented my friend…have fun xxx

    buttercup600

    August 15, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    • you too– hope your winter seems like it’s ending!

      mairmusic

      August 15, 2010 at 11:53 pm

  3. sometimes a new thing triggers a new emotion. just like flow of life and river.

    trisha

    August 16, 2010 at 4:08 am

    • it’s working!

      mairmusic

      August 16, 2010 at 9:01 am

  4. Ah, you have broken out of that liminal time. Now the music will flow … maybe one day you’ll post a vid for us. Yes? I think we would all love it …

    Meanwhile enjoy the new instrument, the flow … and your all your artistic endeavors ….

    Jamie Dedes

    August 16, 2010 at 10:22 pm


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