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Pauline Lerner

June 26, 2005 at 3:07 AM

I thought I had recovered from my mugging the other night, but I'm still uptight. I wanted to go to the gym and burn off my extra energy today, but I didn't make it. Tomorrow, for sure. Now I'm going to play my violin just for fun. No goals, hard work, etc. I'll just follow wherever my violin leads me.

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My violin understands me. I picked up O’Neill’s, a very large collection of Irish tunes, and opened it to a random page. The tune that greeted me was called “My Little Bag That Was Stolen.” I played for a long time and now I feel better. I hope my neighbors will forgive me for playing until 1 AM.

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