Monday, February 21, 2011
This is the time of year when work slows down. I've just enough to keep afloat, but not so much that there isn't time for other things.
One thing I have done is to sort through one of my bookcases. I've pulled out some volumes that are not 'keepers' and fit in some others that had been stored in wrong places such as under my TV in my bedroom. I also store some of my piano music in this bookcase and I pulled out my copy of Carolina Moon. It has inspired me to start practicing again...another thing to do during work slow-down. I was amazed that I could play this piece with little hesitation after so many years away from it.
Anyway, as you can see there is not much organization to the bookshelves. I tried at the beginning to keep things classified, but in just more than eight years, well, it's suffered. I don't intend on getting overly zealous about sorting it all out. As you can see, there is a large Statue of Liberty 'preserved' puzzle (it has NY scenes all over it) that stands in the corner overlapping the bookcase. On the bottom shelf, in with the piano music, I found a book I had purchased at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, FL. It's a book of black and white photographs of behind the scenes at the circus. That's where my name jumped off the page at me. I had never noticed it before. I scanned it and then played with it for a while. Then put it at the top of this post.
Extra time on my hands.