medieval art history, navel gazing, horizon scanning
Monday, December 13, 2010
There's my petunia - the littlest one, with her belly still kind of poking out the way little children's do - she seems so small up there! But she was expansive in her possibilities playing her three pieces of piano for the recital. There does indeed seem to be a great deal of music going on these days - many many people making a joyful noise - and the good will and fervor in that recital hall was marvelous. I'm so grateful for all these glad songs, and I am grateful that I can broadcast them into the ether and its expansive possibilities - the image of music spreading gladly across some unknown expanse from such tiny fingers is really kind of lovely.
So that's a piece called "The Waltz of the Christmas Toys" - Iris thought it sounded more "toylike" up high, so dear Mrs. Carkeek said by all means, play it up top.
And here are "The Blue Bells of Scotland" to take you back to the old country (!). Check out the curtsy on that girl! She had such a good time - we both did. There was a third one called "The Butterfly," too. While the recital was happening a snow storm whipped up quite a bit of excitement outside - this season is bringing out some real warmth.