hello spring! words by e e cummings, music by mozart and flowers lovingly captured by teamgloria

darlings

it’s spring!

firstly some music!

https://soundcloud.com/xavier-de-maistre/w-a-mozart-concerto-for-flute

and now some poetry – intermingled with flowers that we took yesterday on a walk with who-we-are-in-RL for her birthday.

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Spring is like a perhaps hand 
(which comes carefully 
out of Nowhere)arranging 
a window,into which people look(while 
people stare
arranging and changing placing 
carefully there a strange 
thing and a known thing here)and

changing everything carefully

e.e. cummings

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O sweet spontaneous
earth how often have
the
doting

fingers of
prurient philosophers pinched
and
poked

thee
,has the naughty thumb
of science prodded
thy

beauty       .how
often have religions taken
thee upon their scraggy knees
squeezing and

buffeting thee that thou mightest conceive
gods
(but
true

to the incomparable
couch of death thy
rhythmic
lover

thou answerest

them only with

spring)

e. e. cummings

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAbirthdays are getting easier and easier.

they used to be (almost) unbearably painful days for reasons we cannot divulge but which had (occasionally) nothing to do with us. the passing of time can be (if one lets it) be pregnant with regret or awful deeds OR – and here’s where we return to the sunny channel once again – they can be a deep but quite lovely Sigh about Everything that’s happened and what-is-about-to-happen-next and gosh-did-that-really-happen and did we get back to LosAngelesAgain (yes!), is who-we-are-in-RL now An Author (hurrah!)

in the meantime, there’s always mr. Mozart to wave us into a springtime of deliciousness…..

https://soundcloud.com/ray-chen-violin/w-a-mozart-concerto-for-violin

isn’t Monday always filled to the brim with potential?

we. think. so.

do you?

mozart, blue shirt, pearls and a literary companion for a long drive south.

darlings

we’re about to get into the car and drive s o u t h as who-we-are-in-RL has a work meeting or two and we just wanted to get Out of Town as yesterday with the radio was ever so lovely but now we’re feeling a Tiny bit exposed and some quiet would be a Very good idea.

so we’ve packed the blue shirt and pearls.

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and the Mozart import (from JAPAN) played by a deeply talented group from Berlin.

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and the scrap of virtual paper with the most delicious sentences all put together by Mr. D. H. Lawrence:

Terra Incognita
There are vast realms of consciousness still undreamed of vast ranges of experience, like the humming on unseen harps, we know nothing of, within us.
Oh, when man has escaped from the barbed-wire entanglement
of his own ideas and his own mechanical devices
there is a marvelous rich world of contact and sheer fluid beauty
and fearless face-to-face awareness of now-naked life
and me, and you, and other men and women,
and grapes, and ghouls, and ghosts and green moonlight
and ruddy-orange limbs stirring the limbo
of the unknown air, and eyes so soft
softer than the space between the stars,
and all things, and nothing, and being and not-being
alternately palpitant
when at last we escape the barbed-wire enclosure
of Know Thyself, knowing we can never know
we can but touch, and wonder, and ponder, and make our effort
and dangle in a last fastidious fine delight
as the fuchsia does, dangling her reckless drop
of purple after so much putting forth
and slow mounting marvel of a little tree.

isn’t that Beautiful?

we will make like the fuchsia today.

now – sadly – we can’t take you with us – we need to Concentrate and so won’t be posting until tomorrow evening, late’ish.

so here’s some music to be going on with:

we were Most Particularly inspired by the tale over at Beguiling Hollywood this morning in which Ms. Vickie Lester discusses satiny slips and Ms. N. Simone and so instantly popped back to our Playlist and added in some lyrical-loveliness from the aforementioned goddess (Ms. N. Simone – but if Miss Vickie Lester has released a CD of classical or jazz music, we would be Utterly Delighted to add That in too).

we are also packing a slim volume – because we do like to take a literary companion with us on any sort of a road trip – or a Trip by plane, by sea – oh! for a sea voyage – like our good friend The Sophisticate.

we’ve just finished Annemarie Schwarzenbach’s All The Roads Are Open……..

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and now we embark upon Death in Persia.

because when one is setting out (in Life) on a journey that has no course, no map, few directions, perhaps not quite enough provisions or courage it Truly helps to take (as one’s literary companion at least) other Adventurous Women who have Gone out into the Unknown and lived to tell the Tale.

the magical aspect (and there are many we’re discovering) about Ms. Schwarzenbach is that it is only fairly recently that we could have read her own words.

thanks to the gifts of the bilingual and the poetic like Ms. Isabel Fargo Cole and Ms. Lucy Renner Jones.

and now we set off once again.

the sun has come up.

it’s 0757 hours over here in this part of the world.

and we have Mozart, a blue shirt, pearls and a Literary Companion in Ms. Schwarzenbach.

an adventure awaits, we feel sure *shivers*.

*waves*

hello tuesday.

darlings

*looks_around*

gosh.

another Tuesday?

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so soon?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwell.

what shall we talk about?

do you have tea?

we have tea.

oh good, you’re sorted.

then we’ll begin.

did you remember it was Mozart’s birthday yesterday?

we celebrated by listening to much of his Greatest Hits and felt Rather Rousing while conducting an imaginary string quartet while driving down sunset boulevard….

https://soundcloud.com/nicola_loghrin/mozart-eine-kleine-nachtmusik

—-en route to another person beginning with M’s birthday!

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and what else shall we tell you about?

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while waiting (checks/cheques, Commissions, code to be examined on Current “gigs” and consultancy proposals to be consulted About before hired On and probably other things beginning with C but that’s quite Enough to be going on with) we’ve been enjoying a perusal down the Beverly Hills Library Section where the Philosophy books live.

This One particularly caught our eye (bet you spotted that one too) – and it’s jolly good.

more on Mr. J. Baggott’s text when we’ve finished it.
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well! we were Very Pleased to receive a Piece of Post from the sprite!

whom – you may well recall – because it was a jolly good drawing – we spent a (probably rather cold, it being on the Other coast at that time) splendid afternoon with Two Years Ago, almost to the day (that day being January 29th 2012 you see).

let’s all wish the sprite the customary theatrical cry of “break a leg” for her performance in Manhattan (or was it in an Outer Borough/off Broadway?)

in other news, we took a small break in the proceedings today and met up with our old friend Amy (she’s not at all old, but we first met her over a decade ago now) and her small son, young Master. J. as he shall be known here.

who has a most excellent collection of spiderman miniature cars.
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such fun.

highly recommended.

letters from the East Coast and some pretend race track adventures with miniature cars.

and now we return to normal transmission – and Back to Work.

thank you so much for popping by!