Celebrating a Year

January 23, 2016

with 2 comments

1.23.16The snow comes, as predicted, but also news comes of the unexpected death of my friend and fellow mandolinist Chris Guida. He, who got me up to Maine so many years ago to run my music week there, who always arrived on Day-1 full of enthusiasm, conversation, piles of music for us to play, freshly baked bread, legs of home-grown lamb for us to eat. I had no idea this was coming and the loss hits hard, so contrary to his nature and energy. But gradually the back-story emerges, the reasons why, and I can only be glad he made it home and died peacefully with his family close by. Driving home from a movie with P, I snap this photo of snow filling up the woods near my house. That beauty continues on is comforting in the face of grief.

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Written by mairmusic

January 30, 2016 at 9:34 am

Posted in January

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  1. Something quite symbolic in those stone fences when faced with death.

    slpmartin

    January 30, 2016 at 11:31 am

    • A different meaning to “two roads diverged in a wood.” I will miss him.

      mairmusic

      January 30, 2016 at 12:42 pm


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