Day 3, et cetera.

As generally happens to me whenever I’m in a situation like this, I’m consumed by whatever drives the circumstances of the moment. In this case, it’s music and singing and Carmina Burana… and I remember the last time I sang with such ease. It was the Verdi Requiem, when (as now) we had the Alumni join the University Chorus for a full day of rehearsal. 9:30 AM to 5 PM, with a 2-hour lunch break for barbecue and socializing and getting to catch up with old friends, with the voice so warmed up and loose that I can not only hit the notes I can usually hit, but actually feel comfortable at the (current) extremes of my range.

Therefore, I’m inspired to go further and study music. Really study music, theory and performance and all… not as a career per se, but because I’m feeling inspired to study it. Then again, I know my usual modus operandi and will most likely lose the drive in a day or few. I think the hard part about this one is this: when we last had a Massive Alumni Gala Event-thingy, it was at the end of Winter Quarter, so I still had 10 weeks to sing and get reaccustomed to the smaller sound. This time, it’s at the end of the year. Sigh.

And in other news, it’s Steven’s birthday, and he’s stuck driving home from San Luis Obispo. He’s a groomsman for Jack’s wedding, and got suckered into driving to Las Vegas for the bachelors’ weekend. And, being Steven, got suckered into not only driving but even picking ’em up in SLO. So he’ll be getting home around, oh, 1 AM or worse. Ew.

Meanwhile I’m caught between stress and relaxation — Mom’s up, and staying in a hotel, and therefore I have this haven of comfort into which I can sink after rehearsal. Then I’ve still got two and a half papers left, with one and a half being the ones due Tuesday, but they’re mostly researched and nearly ready for the writing. And, of course, the more I try to avoid a person or thought or pattern of thinking, the more it recurs. Enter stress. Thus, I’m focusing on Carmina for the rest of the weekend and staying relaxed so’s I can fully enjoy it, and I’ll panic about the papers later.

If I miss a 30-in-30 post tomorrow, that’s why.

~ by jackelopette on June 5, 2006.

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