Good morning from the Edge. It’s still morning where I am. A cold, dreary (the good dreary), rainy but not raining, Saturday morning. Earlier, writing my morning words, I felt it to be a “Willie Nelson kind of day.” Uncharacteristically, the TV was on (Twilight Zone – figures, huh lol). The first commercial had Willie’s vocals in the background. Kinda set the mood. Willie, Rod….
When I tapped into the YouTube, Franz Liszt’s Liebestraum – Love Dream clip appeared in my group of musical suggestions. Even without a background in classical music, many of you recognize this piece. In my youth, in another age, I played this very piece my own self. How is it we lose abilities, talents and joy while living…life?
At this moment, from my small room on the third floor, I hear the wind blowing outside of my 2 windows – teasing with intermittent howling, very cool whistling sounds. I find it quite comforting.
I’m laughing to myself sitting here upon my “bed”, pillowed back against the wall. Legs outstretched, my laptop resting upon my upper thighs lending a bit of warmth. In more ways than one. Blanketed, nose cold, hood up, my fingerless gloved hands resting on the keyboard, I’m ready to write a list of Ten.
- Classical music.
- Beethoven. My favorite.
- Having once been able to play some of the great classical pieces.
- Musical instruments.
- Today’s weather. To some, it’s dreadful. For me, today, it’s wonderful! It’s providing a very fall-like, temporary escape. I’m totally loving it.
- The knowledge that I will be going out into the day with a huge appreciation for all that I have.
- A renewed committment to writing, creating and otherwise feeding my artistic self.
- the Wakefield Doctrine.
- I still have a job.
- Another day.
Enjoy this day my friends. It is the only one that matters. So, from (me and) Willie –
“It’s been so long now,
But it seems now, that it was only yesterday
Gee, ain’t it funny, how time slips away.”