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thank you so very muchly…

Seriously, I’m sitting here listening to Bach’s Mass in B minor;      just finished the first chapter of What is the What, saving Exit through the Gift Shop for tomorrow (when Casey is home)…

All of those suggestions came from One Person—my Daughter, who I could have just called and asked…

What about the rest of you, the Friends that pop by…  Don’t be Shy…

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The B minor Mass is exquisite…a complete Latin Mass from a Lutheran…!  260+ years old,  it was rarely performed before 1900.  Point-counterpoint…  Bach was a center-point, his music goes rightbrain-leftbrain…in the middle of the Harmony you start to wonder:  Did he Invent Music..?   An old Hindu legend says that God Sang the World into Existence…   Maybe it just took a while before we learned how to Write it down;  thanks to J.S.B. for his contribution…

Still Reading…  so far, so good…

 

 

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Interact with Me…

It’s only 3 weeks until Spring, but that can often be a Looongg 3 weeks with any kind of weather that we care to imagine.  While I wait, I need another Project…but I need Your Help…

What should I watch?  Or better yet, how about you suggest for me a movie, a book, and and an album.  You don’t have to try to figure out if I’ll like them, though if you’re a fan of mine you already know I’m not gonna watch a War Movie.  Tell me what You like…

Thank-you very muchly…

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reading…

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I’m not only watching movies, actually…I visited the Collector’s Carnival Antiques Show at the 4H last Saturday and bought these lovely old books…  Remember when I bought Josephus’ Antiquities last October?  That guy always gets a booth in the exhibition hall and I met up with him again to buy some Eudora Welty books.  He and his wife are writers, publishers, retired teachers…  They clued me in to an Antiquarian Book Show up in New Harmony 2/9 and Lana and I will be there…

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biblioteque

Sunday afternoons in winter can get a little longish, quickly deteriorating into napping and eating  even if you sleep late.  I know y’all just Had to watch your team get its’ ass kicked today, but I took off for an afternoon of research at Willard Library.  I dragged along Olivia (and her parents) to show her, for the first time, a library that only had books….

From the moment I step into Willard, I feel that I”ve stepped back in Time…

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And despite its lack of  movies or CDs, Olivia found it enchanting, spotting puzzles, a globe, and lots of what it’s supposed to have:  Books…

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I have  felt that this library was “mine” since Mrs. Fuhrer introduced me to the Children’s room way back when Miss Helen was the librarian.  Even when I was a teenager and they suspended my check-out  privileges until I could pay my overdue fines (actually, I just changed my name), I continued to haunt the place, especially on Sunday afternoons.

It’s partly the architecture…

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…and its creaky stairs with the faint scent of Murphy’s soap…

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but it’s mainly mostly (honestly) all about the books…

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