August 18, 2005
strong

I am tired, but I am a strong girl.
Even when I am hurting, and my lip wobbles against the coffee cup, I am a strong girl.
This, this is part and parcel of who I am.

Today, I was strong, even when I was not-so-strong.
And I made it through.

And tomorrow, tomorrow will be hard.
On so many fronts.
And I will fly to LA.
And I will be strong.

And I will offer what I can to her parents, and to Michelle, and to Nick.
And I will be strong.
Even as I am human, and fragile, and emotional.
But still strong.

And then I will come home.
And I will fall into his arms.
And I will let him be strong, for a while.

(I'm pretty sure you'd approve, A.)

Posted by shock at 11:37 PM
August 14, 2005
symphonic

Our tickets for the new SF Symphony season arrived this week. Here's what's on our list. As always: please join us! Grab a ticket or two, give us a heads up, and we'll start with cocktails and snacks at Citizen Cake, watch the city from the balcony with champagne and irish coffee at intermission, and end the evening with a late light dinner. Ask Heidi - it's a lovely way to spend an evening. Promise.

September 23: MTT conducts Mahler and Beethoven
September 30: MTT conducts Mahler’s Symphony No. 5
October 28: Masur conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth
January 6: Lang Lang plays Beethoven
January 13: Pictures at an Exhibition
March 24: Rostropovich and Yefim Bronfman - Part One of the Shostakovich centenary celebration
May 12: Friday 6.5 :HK Gruber’s Caberet Frankenstein
May 26: Katia and Marielle Labčque with MTT
June 2: MTT conducts Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand
June 16: Verdi’s Requiem

Posted by shock at 09:10 AM