Monthly Archives April 2011

Time Off

“The thinking mind is best controlled by the imagination.” - Carson McCullers The sun is out at last – blue sky peers through bare tree branches, scruffy-looking croci are near their season’s end, and daffodils are making their way upwards. My magnolia is offering up a few blossoms, but with night-time still hovering around freezing, it’s in no hurry to produce. Another few weeks and it’ll be
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Leonard Revisited

“Dance me to your beauty with a burning violin Dance me through the panic ’til I’m gathered safely in Lift me like an olive branch and be my homeward dove Dance me to the end of love “ - Leonard Cohen Just back from a four-day tour to Charlottetown, PEI with Symphony Nova Scotia, and now we’re on the home stretch with back-to-back concerts until May 8.
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A Few Great Things

“Invite others to wonder with you.” - Austin Kleon 1. Quoted from Robbie Robertson: “I play guitar quite a bit because I’m always in search of something. I don’t play to jam, but because I’m fishing. I’m looking for something that I hope you can never find. If I do find it, then I’m afraid I won’t have a need to do this any more.” (Globe &
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Carson McCullers

“There’s nothing that makes you so aware of the improvisation of human existence as a song unfinished. Or an old address book.” - Carson McCullers In what spare time as the days allow I’m reading┬áThe Heart is a Lonely Hunter, a novel published in 1940 by the then-23-year-old literary prodigy,┬áCarson McCullers. I’m amazed by the maturity of her insights, and most particularly taken by the way she
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