Fresh Air and Sunshine
July 2, 2007 at 9:19 AM“So, when are you playing again with Sarah and Maria?” asked Joe Dirt at the coffee shop today.
“Oh, I don’t know, I haven’t see them all that much--wait! 4:00, in half an hour, actually. I totally forgot that we scheduled a rehearsal. And now if you’ll excuse me, I gotta run!”
The house was a mess, with laundry on the couch and music scattered here and there. Maria waited while I rounded up the stuff in the living room and the stuff in my brain. My mind is completely out these days. On Wednesday, it was out taking the kitchen’s work crew girls on a hike, and just yesterday it was out seeing Resurrection Pass for the first time. 40 miles in 14 hours and a couple of blisters later, I wasn’t at all prepared to practice with my trio.
We assembled and pulled out the Haydn. I noticed Sarah was sunburned. Maria was talking about her walk on the beach. After battling bronchitis for two months, she seemed glad to be able to get out again.
Despite our long absence from each other, we sounded better together today for some reason. Yes, we sounded much better today.
I know, you’re probably sick of all the photos I keep posting, but I just can’t help but want to share them with you, even if I can’t give you the fresh air and sunshine that goes with them. Who knows, maybe you’ll sound much better, too.
Skilak Lake Lookout
Swan Lake, Resurrection Trail
30% Chance of Rain
From Neil CameronDefinitely not sick of the photos, Emily. Lovely shots.
Posted on July 2, 2007 at 10:40 AM
From Ruth KueflerHow could we get sick of such GORGEOUS pictures? Thanks for posting them. :)
Posted on July 2, 2007 at 12:58 PM
From Tom HolzmanKeep the great photos coming! And your post proves the point that obsessing about music does not necessarily get you as far as having a fuller life with other things happening (or, as I remember the maxim from my childhood, "all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.").
Posted on July 2, 2007 at 4:00 PM
From Kelsey Z.Emily, can I book a flight to visit you and will you take me hiking for a week and give me a photography lesson?
Posted on July 2, 2007 at 4:48 PM
From Jim W. Miller3rd photo is the winner.
Posted on July 2, 2007 at 7:45 PM
From Sarah Montoroditto.....ditto...sniff..i wish i could "Really" see it..sniff...cement is not cool.....
Posted on July 2, 2007 at 7:58 PM
From Albert JusticeThere will be a v.com festival at Swan Lake in the future--those are beautiful Emily, my fellow multi-tasking obsessee.
Posted on July 2, 2007 at 8:05 PM
From Jim W. Miller"my fellow multi-tasking obsessee. "
Posted on July 2, 2007 at 8:07 PM
Her weight is perfectly normal for her height.
From Emily GrossmanSwan Lake would be a great v.com party site, for any one who wants to hike 13 miles to get there. There's a great cabin for public use there. Bring your own fiddle!
Posted on July 3, 2007 at 1:13 AM
I'm glad you guys like the photos. #3 is my favorite, too.
From Kelsey Z.Sweet! Sign me up for the hike!
Posted on July 3, 2007 at 3:49 AM
From Emily GrossmanGet yourself up here, right now, Kelsey! You can sleep on my couch and eat our camp food. I'm gonna check ticket prices. :)
Posted on July 3, 2007 at 4:20 AM
From Kelsey Z.I have to get a passport first :( *sob* somehow i expect that that will take longer than it is until school starts. Wah!
Posted on July 4, 2007 at 3:28 PM
From Emily GrossmanWell, that's just stupid. Everyone knows Alaska is a province of Canada.
Posted on July 5, 2007 at 2:59 AM
From Jonathan O'BrienWow! Photo No.2 would look great in cinemascope, 35mm Panavision, yellow film titles emblazoned across the screen, and soaring orchestral soundtrack. How i would love to go to film school.
Posted on July 5, 2007 at 4:50 AM
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