“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don't find myself saying, "Soften the orange a bit on the right hand corner." I don't try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.” (Carl Rogers)

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Reasons to be Cheerful (Part Thirty One)

Fabulous dissection of Schubert's trout quintet on the current music MOOC showing how musicians in a chamber quintet are really very like jazz players in that they need to really be alert and listen to their fellow players...

Got a set of better scales for managing my weight loss, revealing that I weigh a fair bit less than I thought...

Grimsby chums! A memorable day of margarita pleasurings and fun and shared being, a nice chance meeting with punky Martin, fantastic news from Nellie - freedom beckons at long last? 

Model chapter finished in record time, and I think it's quite a tidy piece of work - now, things open up rather and I know where the broad argument is taking me, but I'm unsure exactly how I will get there - it's an exciting prospect!

I had a Jacqueline du PrĂ© day - here she is playing the 1st Movement of Elgar's Cello Concerto:


Oops, forgot to put this in so this goes as an after-thought - which is okay, been too busy, having too much fun, I guess! And I don't know how to review this month - it's been a kind of a blur, but the blog says that I was poorly, got more drunk than is good for a person with hilarious etc consequences, been pressing forward with the doctorate, with health (with obvious exceptions), with the guitar and songs new and old, with people, with life. I feel as if I'm living doubt-free and enjoying it right now, so I keep embracing, keep embracing. 

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