Illumination: The Fyrefly Jar Weblog

The journal of a new mom and freelance editor who blogs about both when she has the time!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

What a difference a year makes.

Feeling good. Enjoying the journey.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Because I am always too busy ...

"Life is too short to be busy." : "The 'Busy' Trap"

Friday, December 02, 2011

Another wonderful girls' night out in the city: dinner and, of course, the holiday Chanticleer concert at the Met. We wandered the Roman and Greek hall before the show, reading descriptions of sculptures under their missing noses.

It's my first gift of the season: to open the concert program in the Medieval Hall and read their selections for the night. Their second piece was one that our madrigal group has been rehearsing this fall: Victoria's "O magnum mysterium." It was the highlight: a pure weaving of notes. Will feel somewhat embarrassed to hear our voices work it next week in our dusty room.

Loved a new piece too: "Die Stimme des Kindes" by Jaakko Mäntyjärvi

The Child, unaware of my poignant listening,

has blessed my heart with somber sounds,

more than the rustling of trees in the silent forest.

A homesickness has come over me

deeper than when it rains on the silent heath,

or when distant bells chime in the mountains.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Finally at Occupy Wall Street, some people who know what protest songs are all about.

"Teach Your Children"

Monday, November 07, 2011

Tried to send some messages to my 80s self today. Told her to do a few things differently. I wonder if she heard me.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

She's waiting like an iceberg,

Waiting to change, but she's cold inside.

She wants to be like the water.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Cape Cod, August 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Just saw Another Earth. So much I could say, but I feel strongly that one should see this movie without knowing much about it beforehand. At least, that's what I did, and it was powerful that way. Go out and support smaller films!!

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