Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I think this speaks to parents, great friends, great relationships, and significant others.
These words reminded me of a moment at IPAY talking with colleagues and we were sharing some of our fears and insecurities and I recalled a few that while they are still with me are less intense now than they were about 10 years ago. It also reminded me of my colleague who once said to me - in front of others - "You can be so tough sometimes and then so completely vulnerable." No, I told Alex the other day, it wasn't a girlfriend but a male colleague. Uh, 8 years later, I still HATE that I had nothing to say in that moment...so taken aback, so called out, so mad he knew me that well. With a guy's perspective, he thinks it showed how much this guy cared for me.
Who knows. Truthfully, I can't forget it...it was that dead on...I used to say in my early 20s how much I wanted someone to just completely understand me and this person not only figured me out but had a wisdom to know who I was at 26...maybe he understood because he was/is the same.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Many moons ago I supervised the Turtle Island Quartet's rooftop photo shoot. Come to think of it, there is an adorable photo of me from that dreary November day in 2003. A lot of memories captured in one little photo.
This is the ensemble with jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton. They did a rendtion of Joni Mitchell. I know it's blasphemy admitting this but I actually do not like Joni Mitchell...not one bit. I tried, I did. I tried to like Blue. Don't get me wrong...she's a wonderful songwriter and vocalist. I'm just not into her style nor I am I really into that whole 1960 hippie/poet thing. You can throw Bob Dylan into the mix of artists I respect but just don't like. However, this was a wonderful performance. Tierney has such a strong beautiful voice...I am sure I am not doing it nor her a service in my choice of adjectives. And Mark Summer is just the man on cello.
Many moons later, I am still one of the Turtles biggest fans.