Thursday, 16 February 2012
the Day of the Phoenix
today is a kind of birthday for me
29 years ago i emerged somewhat sooty but otherwise unharmed
along with a shell-shocked German Shepherd [the canine variety, not the other sort]
from the 1983 bushfires
and while i certainly don't need to find excuses to celebrate being alive
[nor am i fishing for any sympathy, believe me!]
i do subscribe to the German saying "Man muss die Feste feiern, wie sie fallen"
which more or less translates as
"you have to celebrate the festivals as they come"
or more plainly
"any excuse for a party"
so it was a lovely "birthday" present to find myself mentioned on Donna Watson's lovely blog
in turn i will give a kind of present...
my erstwhile student and now friend Trace Willans has plans to travel to Europe in May/June. i had vaguely thought i might pootle over in July but as she's going first and is very keen to put together a teaching tour
i thought i'd mention it here
swing over to her blog [where she rightly labels herself as a Self-Reliant Artist]
to see what she does
and leave her a message in the comments to set things in motion