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let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished. {mary oliver: "messenger"}

Month: July, 2011

this is what I do

When I was fifteen, I began studying violin with a member of the National Symphony Orchestra as part of an elite scholarship program for high school students. I had played violin since I was 8, but this was the beginning of really taking it seriously. Mr. S was a grandfatherly type of figure at the […]

random reflections on being a mom

I’ve been a mom for just over two months now. Well, technically I was a mom the moment I got pregnant, but you know what I mean. As things have settled and we’ve started to get into a routine, I’ve decided that I want to get back into blogging. Here’s my first attempt: random reflections […]