Category Archives: music

opera.

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when dropping off donations

at the local salvation army

i was met by

friendly, happy workers

  who have struggled

 had challenges in their lives

listening to opera music

it clearly brought a lot of joy to them

 there was no way to avoid

getting taken in by the music.

“everybody is always in the middle of their own opera.”

-greta gerwig

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not the same old song.

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as i came upon this window

all i could think of

was that i don’t know what i would do

if he suddenly broke into song as i walked by.

 

“she’s a hypnotist collector; you are a walking antique.”

-bob dylan

 

 

 

 

 

antelope antiques, ann arbor, mi usa – fall 2018

sing.

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what a wonderful surprise

when at my salon

in the midst of the day’s music

‘say my name’ came on

 one of the stylists

began singing along

 before long

some of the staff

joined in

clients were

at least smiling if not singing

the space was filled with

song and dance and laughter

a sudden burst of happiness for no reason

the best kind

the woman cutting my hair

asked out loud

“why not?”

exactly.

“the only thing better than singing is more singing. 

-ella fitzgerald

 

 

 

image credit: john drysdale, 1978, london, england

music is only love looking for words. – lawrence durrell

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come sit a spell

drop in

to our

friendly irish pub

everyone is welcome

bring what you like

your

fiddle guitar heart voice spoons steps drum

join our circle

stay a bit

teach

your spoons

and

your magic tunes

to a

future musician

pay it forward

and

the music

will never stop.

music is the movement of sound to reach the soul

for the education of its virtue.

– plato