Celebrating a Year

May 3, 2017

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The details of life are what we notice when we pause from the process, look around, and soak in the moment. I am busily arranging orchestra music for my first summer school, having promised it would be ready to send out in early May. My goal is withing sight, but even as my mind fills up with musical possibilities and solutions, I try to remember to look up from my computer every once in awhile, and head outdoors, heeding the call of spring.

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May 20, 2017 at 6:44 pm

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May 2, 2017

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Spring reminders that there is still raking to do, and lawn mowing, and weeding. The turn of the season brings warmer days, and chores to fill them with.

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May 20, 2017 at 6:38 pm

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May 1, 2017

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Happy May Day! And the blossoms all fall down.

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May 20, 2017 at 6:33 pm

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April 30, 2017

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And so April ends with my lawn greening and violets popping up everywhere. I am feeling more settled in, more energetic, recovered from the unexpected bumps in my road, looking ahead to May with optimism.

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May 20, 2017 at 6:25 pm

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April 29, 2017

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Today I make the pilgrimage north to see Mom. I take a bag full of spring clothes to brighten her wardrobe, and find her in good spirits. We walk outside to enjoy the sunny day, me grateful that she still brightens with recognition when she sees me. Afterwards I stop by to visit my brother and sister-in-law, and we relax into conversation on the deck under their weeping cherry tree. A lovely languid day.

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May 20, 2017 at 6:19 pm

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April 28, 2017

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More flowers every day, some boisterous and showy and some, like these, more delicately pensive. Lunch today with my best friends, distributing little presentes from Rio, reconnecting, reassuring them that I am indeed recovering day by day.

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May 20, 2017 at 6:14 pm

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April 27, 2017

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Spring rains, full of dreams.

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May 20, 2017 at 6:11 pm

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