My weird good mood persisted all day yesterday. I had a good day and a good birthday. Eileen is usually at a loss as to what to do for me for my birthday. Yesterday she made a gin run for me and later went for take out sushi. Yum! My brother sent me presents in the mail, a CD of piano compositions by Anthony Burgess of which i was not at all aware and Gary Trudeau’s new Trump collection. Very cool. My friend Rhonda dropped by while I was at rehearsals and left me a very cool copy of Carl Czerny’s book on improvisation, A Systematic Introduction to Improvisation on the Pianoforte. My Mom told me to write myself a check for my birthday.
We have changed our piano trio rehearsal times to begin later on Thursdays. Yesterday was our first day of the new times. It was a good session. Bach Violin Sonatas, Beethoven Piano Trios and Cello Sonata. What a pleasure it is to work with these musicians!
Today I have my third meeting with my shrink. These meetings seem to be going well and even helpful.
Good things happening at the Library of Congress. This new person seems phenomenal. I especially like the story in the lead about her decision to keep a Boston library branch during recent troubles.
Basically a interesting chronological list of accomplishments
Interesting article about the impact of speaking a different language on perceptions and thinking.
So difficult to think about what “press coverage” means at this point.