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Burrowing in Warm, Clean, Laundry...

October 28, 2006 at 5:49 AM

I love dumping bags of warm, just washed laundry onto the floor and then lying on the heap. The cats usually come over and burrow with me.

And then I change my clothes several times because, oh, I just have so much to choose from!!

It is hard to imagine that for about 6 years I didn't wear pajamas at all. I just slept in my clothes and it was completely natural for me. Now, I shed my clothes moments after coming in the door, and put on comfy pjs. Some days I am only dressed for a few today.

Are there players out there with artharitis? When does that start to affect your playing?

Also wondering, as far as sitting down while playing goes, I had a dilemma in June about sitting. I have peripheral neuropathy and weakness/fatigue in my feet and legs, and my knees get this strange sensationa nd then I get nausea and dizzy and sweat and weak. So I was sitting down to practice. I'd had to decide for an amazingly long programm, which would be o.k. to sit on and which wouldn't. Turned out it didn't matter. The chair was there for me, but I had so much adrenalin and energy from performing, I didn't need it.

But for the future, in those kinds of months (it goes away and comes back), what would be your thoughts on going to a recital where the violinist is sitting. Or if I am doing a concerto, to have a chair there in case?

I'm looking for anther good book or two to get into. I'm currently finishing up the ones I have been reading. Not restricted to violin or music, but I like to read about it a lot. Fiction or non-fiction.

Cozying up into bed with Harry Potter 6....

Jennifer Warren

p.s. The Mahler is coming along well, considering. It feels much like cramming for a final...We shall see on Sunday what comes through for me and what falls to bits. I'll use the metronome tomorrow and see what kind of shape the runs are in, at least. The Mozart is nice, too.

From Pauline Lerner
Posted on October 29, 2006 at 7:31 AM
I have to try that the next time I do my laundry. It sounds like fun.
From Richard Hellinger
Posted on October 29, 2006 at 5:42 PM
You HAVE to read the DaVinci code (by Dan Brown). It is the most amazing book ever. I have been reading it for about a week now and I am 1/3 of the way through it. I consider it the best book I have ever read (and I have read almost all of the harry potter series).
From Dana Taylor
Posted on October 30, 2006 at 3:35 AM
I can't figure out how to send an email, so this will be of-topic.
on, you offered some viola excerpts. Is that offer still good?
I'm an adult (very!) just learning the viola, and looking for things to play, besides the methods books. I found and I entered "Gentle Rain" and "Baubles, Bangles and Beads" into Finale, but I need to find some "real" viola music.
From Dana Taylor
Posted on October 30, 2006 at 3:40 AM

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