Understanding the Times
Blame it on the Sunshine

Blame it on the Sunshine

Blame it on the sunshine — or the coffee — or the rumor in our area that the Omicron Virus may be peaking.  I feel Hopeful. Sort of. That hope feels like a shaft of  sunshine, after weeks of gray— as friends and family endured bouts of illness over Christmas.  The...

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Because I Don’t Know What to Say

Because I Don’t Know What to Say

Because, more often than not in these times, I don’t know what to say, my thoughts can feel like dense fog — groping for understanding.  This fog might explain  why often I am at a loss for words.    Bottom line, honest to Pete: I don’t know what to say when people...

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Musical Composition

Musical Composition

A pianist friend confided that what she sees in musical composition changes over time—when she looks at  sheet music, especially ones she has loved and played over the years.  What she saw in the score  at age 18 changed when she was 35 in the exact same sheet music....

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