April 2008

In the Country of Ysaÿe

April 3, 2008 05:34

Yesterday I had the pleasure of visiting the country of Ysaÿe in the year of his 150th birthday. I arrived the day before and Brussels Airport almost managed to loose my suitcase. Isn't it wonderful how - after half an hour of mounting suspense - you feel no anger about the lost time but just happiness about being reunited with your belongings?

Unfortunately, since I arrived shortly before 21:00 and the whole Wednesday was filled with meetings, there was no time to see anything. The joys of business "travelling", ha! One of these days, I'll get to see Ysaÿe's studio.

Leaning back comfortably in your chair is not something my company encourages, for afterwards, it was all downhill in my comfy "folding chair":


Having thus left a lasting impression, I made it back to the airport quite early (school's out this week in Belgium) and spent a blissful hour in the Lufthansa Lounge surfing violinist.com.

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