Posted on June 2, 2012
Andy returned home yesterday
after a fabulous 10 days in Hawaii
he hiked mountains
dove from cliffs into the ocean
snorkled in Shark Cove
and visited Pearl Harbor
now it’s back to reality
back to some heavy violin practice
as he’s been chosen to play the Mozart Concertante
next fall in a violist friend’s recital
he’s very excited!
Meanwhile, my son Eric spent most of the week in the UK
in Bristol to be exact
he loved the English countryside
many festivities going on
with the Queen’s Jubilee
unfortunately, he hasn’t had much success with the wiFi
but hopes to send some photos at some point
yesterday, he flew to Paris
next few days will be spent filming in France
little reminder Eric, if you read this
don’t forget to buy me those macarons!
Posted on May 30, 2012
Posted on May 29, 2012
Hands calm us, feed us, and scratch our backs. They intimidate, bless, encourage, and stop us. They soothe and caress.
They draw our attention to the good and the bad, often suggesting exuberance or fear.
“In art, the hand can never execute anything higher than the heart can inspire.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Let a joy keep you. Reach out your hands and take it when it runs by.”
“Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face and then reach for the stars.”
“Our hands often reveal what we really think but do not say.
They can show a range of feelings and emotions from confusion and frustration
to joy, understanding, love, and compassion.”
Posted on May 28, 2012
Just a minute, Wilbur.
[she climbs up and wraps the fly]
Charlotte: He’ll make a perfect breakfast for me.
Wilbur: [shuddering] Ooooh. You mean you eat flies?
Charlotte: Why, certainly. I eat anything that gets caught in my web. I have to live, don’t I?
Wilbur: [nervously] Why, yes, of course. Do they taste good?
Charlotte: Course, I don’t really *eat* them, I drink their blood. I love blood.
Wilbur: [gasps] Oh, please don’t say things like that.
Charlotte: Why not? It’s true.
Wilbur: But it’s *cruel*.
Charlotte: Well, you can’t talk. You have your meals brought to you in a pail. Nobody feeds me. I live by my wits.
Wilbur: It just seems an odd sort of diet.
Charlotte: Do you realize that if I didn’t eat them, bugs would get so numerous, they’d destroy the earth? Spiders are really very useful creatures.
Posted on May 27, 2012