I really like flying Air Canada!
And as I write whilst on a layover in Toronto, I’m grateful for:
- books that move me to weep
- blue skies
- the fancy United Club card for which I pay annually, but which allows me access to Star Alliance clubs around the world
- Morning Prayer
- friends who schlep me to the airport at 7.30 a.m.
- Auggie, with whom I had a tearful farewell (on my part, at least) on Tuesday
- Bose noise-canceling headphones.
I took my camera, with macro lens, outdoors with me on Saturday. Auggie joined me.
The peonies are sprouting upward with speed. The taller shoot here is about 5″ tall. Their emergence from slumber is a week or two early, and in another two months or so they will burst forth in giant pink blooms.
This is what greeted me at the beginning of the day.
Oh — and some sneezing. Both of us had sneezing fits this morning.
My student Abraham Shaw stopped by Friday evening to record some audition video. Auggie decided he wanted in on the action.
I thought this looked like a Vanity Fair shot….
My little cabaret concert is over. I am relieved. The audience seemed to have a good time, and I certainly left some of my soul on the stage.
My youngest sister and her youngest son came to visit from Lee’s Summit.
Here are some photos from Tuesday.
My new little ditty about Auggie will premier on Sunday next (January 28) at 4 p.m. on a faculty composer concert at Webster University.
I’ll reprise the song on my own cabaret concert on Tuesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. at Webster University.
I’m hoping many will be in the audience for one or both of these concerts!