May 2010 Archives
Some views remind me of favorite books from childhood. Today, this calm shore felt straight out of Arthur Ransome.
As you may know, I've been a regular blogger for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's website for the past two seasons. It's been wonderful - they give me tickets to a concert, and I draw or paint something for their website. To close out this year, they've offered me an extra pair of tickets to give away.
Would you like to hear the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra perform Beethoven's 9th Symphony with Manfred Honeck conducting?
If you can be in Pittsburgh on Saturday, June 5th, for the 2:30 performance, leave a comment on this post. I'll draw a name from among the commenters at noon on Tuesday, June 1st, and let you know that your tickets will be waiting for you at the "will call" window.
Thanks for your continuing support and encouragement, and thanks to the Symphony for making these tickets available - I think the concert is sold out.
Walked to school this morning through a torrential spring downpour. Warm monsoon-like rain soaked us sideways before we were off our home block, in spite of umbrella, raincoats, hat. We imagined we saw fish in the gutters, wished the street had a boat lane instead of a bike lane, and told each other about the tall tales we'd tell about this walk in years to come. When we arrived, we were able to borrow a dry jumper and socks from the lost and found for my daughter, and I squelched around the office for a while until I dried out. The sun came out half an hour after the school day began, and by late morning, all was hot, bright, and sunny. A dramatic start to the week.
I notice (not for the first time) that today's date as I've written it on the page sounds like the beginning of a sentence, the beginning of an idea: "I May..." I don't yet know how that sentence ends.
A new pad of post-it notes seems full of possibility.