Getting back to blogging, after a brief sojourn.
Catching up on missed posts.
Thinking about the universality of music; that the sharing of music draws people together. Each player, each instrument, adds to the creation and when it is 'ad lib', jamming, whatever, listening to rhythm, beat and the spirit of the music as every instrument joins in sound, binds both players, instruments and those listening for precious minutes. And, as it ends, the echoes linger in mind and soul.
Considering books read; 'Bring Up the Bodies' by Hilary Mantel - a fitting sequences to 'Wolf Hall; not an easy read, but gripping and exciting.
'Dark Days at Drumshree' by Cora Harrison - a delightful story, also historically based. I do have an affinity for Irish Children's Literature, which seldom travels the Irish Sea - more's the pity.
Cors Harrison has written many such books and she was recommended to me by one of the girls from the school which I visited, to talk about writing and illustrating and to encourage them on their creative way (not that they needed much encouragement as they are producing varied writing and illustrations of their own choosing). I loved every minute.
So, my absence from blogging was a journey to Ireland, carrying with me both my writing and my bodhrán ..... plus books to read ..... BLISS!