December 2016 archive

FLESH AND BONE

Last night I finished watching Flesh and Bone, a mini-series I found in JB HiFi’s bargain bin (2 for $30 but you get them for $24). It’s set in a ballet company in New York. The dancers are played by actors who are trained dancers (or dancers who happen also to be actors). The first […] Read more…

Rising to the challenge of failure

Last night my choir had its gig in an old dears’ home. I had a solo spot, singing Summertime. When I’m singing with the others as a group, I’m fine. I can make a mistake and nobody will notice. But when I sing solo, I’m in the spotlight and I flub the opening line – […] Read more…

Breaking the Silence

When I was a child I learned the lesson of silence. I struggled to speak about the things that mattered to me but nothing came out. We were a silent family. Sitting around the dinner table, we said nothing at all. Our mother was in a sad mood, troubled by her thoughts. She roused herself […] Read more…

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