More love and kindness. I just heard a presidential candidate say those words, and I’m not often so completely in agreement with any politician. After getting knocked down, a little love and kindness go a long way in someone’s life. Having been knocked down myself recently, it meant a great deal to me to have people show so much kindness in their support of my effort to get this new blog off the ground and I thank those who read last week’s inaugural Notes for New Day.
This is not really a Notes for a New Day posting. I’ll be writing every other week, with a piece called Seven Divided by Three coming out on March 10. Meanwhile, I’m continuing to reach out to anyone who might be interested in reading my musings on the ways that the arts, spirituality and life intersect.
Interestingly, I played last weekend for the Atlas Performing Arts Center’s Intersections Festival 2016, which was described as the place “where the art world and the real world intersect.” That’s the place where I want to live and hope you’ll join me there.
This Sunday, March 6, I’ll be at St. Columba Episcopal Church with my friend, French harpist Isabelle Frouvelle. We’ll be playing a beautiful piece for organ and harp by Marcel Grandjany as the prelude to their 11:15 service, and then, adding a Handel concerto, we’ll play as part of a program there at 2:00 (OrganPlusConcert2016). On March 13 I’ll be playing the 4:30-5:00 time slot during the annual Bach Marathon at Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church (Bach Marathon).
Love and kindness are running themes throughout Michael Moore’s new film, Where to Invade Next. He looks abroad for ways that we, as Americans, can better respect the dignity of every human being. Even if you’re not a fan of Moore, it’s difficult to argue with that need in this world. He asks us to be better people. Ones who use the tools of love and kindness to help everyone get up off the ground.
Somehow, this turned into a regular Notes for a New Day posting after all…