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Kelsey Z.

in all seriousness.

March 15, 2007 at 5:15 AM

Nothing like turning pages for an entire Shostakovich concerto at 9am to get your day started!
Then follow that up with a Debussy Sonata and you pretty much are gaurenteed to be awake by time you walk off the stage if you weren't before. Petrified and wired with terror. But apparently page turning goes better for me in the mornings. I didn't miss any page turns, the music didn't fall off the piano, I didn't turn two pages at once at any point. It was a success! And what did I gain from this experience? The knowledge that the Canadian Tim Horton's at 8 in the morning is an absolute cult (I kid you not - 16 cars waiting in line in the drive-through) and a Philip Glass disc of his 2nd and 3rd symphonies!

Thanks for all the sympathy when it comes to my hand you guys. And Emily, thanks for the "spam", you really are a great writer and make a person think about things. And smile. And laugh! For those of you who asked, I injured my hand in the most unglamorous way possible. A chair. Yes, I banged it on a chair as I was walking from my kitchen into my office/music room. And no, I'm not a wimp! I have a very high pain tolerance and after a couple of days, enough was enough and I went to emergency to make sure I hadn't broken anything.

Alright, time for a "profound" moment. *please stay tuned, we'll return right after a short break!*
Spring break is upon us and this means - time off! Time off what? Teaching. My students are traveling abroad..Maui, Mexico...basicly places that are warmer than here. We are going for profound here though and I'm not sure I'm acheiving that.

I'm going to grab some toast, ponder profundity and come back in comfy clothes then be profound. Yeah!

Alright, I'm back with toast and tea.

There. Wasn't that profound?

(I'll try to be more interesting next time around)

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on March 15, 2007 at 5:50 AM
You're managing to be quite active in spite of your pain. I hope you continue to manage well, and I really hope that your pain goes away soon.
From Terez Mertes
Posted on March 15, 2007 at 12:31 PM
Oh, ouch! Sorry about the hand, but congrats on your page-turning success! (Shosty at 9am, oh my!)
From Jesus Contreras Espada
Posted on March 15, 2007 at 10:52 PM
I also wish you a very fast recovery. Don't worry, 4 weeks is nothing. One moment ago it was 4 weeks that I had left before I have to leave Villach, now it's 2 weeks. I'd better start packing stuff fast or I will be in trouble!
I also got slightly injured in my right wrist 2 weeks ago. I forgot to lift the poles as the chairlift arrived to the top. That's also quite unglamorous, even stupid I'd say. At least it doesn't hurt while playing, just when I put too much weight on it, like when I'm going to sit down or stand up, but 2 weeks is a bit long... :(

I know little from Glass but I like it. And the concert must have been nice too. Good deal! wasn't it?

From Kelsey Z.
Posted on March 15, 2007 at 11:56 PM
Thanks, Jesus.

Yeah, 4 weeks wouldn't be so bad if I hadn't had 3 auditions and several concerts and gigs to do and teaching. It's hard to teach Suzuki group classes and not play:(

From Linda Lerskier
Posted on March 16, 2007 at 12:54 AM
I shall sprinkle unto your hand some magical pixie powder. (No, it's not rosin. *cough*

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