Monthly Archives: May 2013

Caught in the Storm


Caught in the storm. This is the only way I can accurately explain the way I’m feeling these past two weeks or specifically 4 months. If you’re a constant reader of this blog, you might have read “The Year that never was part une & part deux” After basically losing everything I’ve worked crash and burn in […]

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100 love sonnets


“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest ismy hand, […]

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Atlas


Upon this sable skin life slashes against me disappointments loss rejections plights… I have become an Atlas but worry not… your skin can heal me one line at a time. -mp 2013

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Ave Maria (Bruckner)


Sung by: Schola Cantorum

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If Music is the exaltation of the mind…


“Music is the exaltation of the mind derived from things eternal, bursting forth in sound.” Thomas Aquinas Now, if Thomas Aquinas, a 13th century Italian priest, said this 8 centuries ago… what can we say about Literature? Most of the quotes you will find about Literature is on how language is used to create worlds, galaxies […]

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How to achieve a state of mindfulness & relaxation when you’re a musician.


Let’s face it, if you’re a musician you may be in a constant state of stress. This may be because of too many rehearsals, deadlines, concerts, too many scores to learn, and or teach. Sometimes we even have to bring our work home! To everything that may be happening in our professional lives, we have to […]

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[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]


i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)                                                       i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it’s you are whatever a moon […]

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A musician’s job


“A musicians job is not to entertain. Our job is to soothe souls, melt hearts with harmonies, and arpeggios which transports you to another world. Our job is to make you lose your expectations and let imagination run wild only for a moment… it is then, when silence resounds, that the harmonies die with the […]

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Second-Hand Advice


Originally posted on Not Necessarily Relevant:
“Just write it.” Put pen to paper in that intimate ache Like a lover’s thrust And write. Let it flow in ways you never dreamed it could Just tear down the flood gates restraining rushing tumbling words like swift salmon Fleeting and silver in the half-light of my head.…

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