Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

assorted things i enjoyed making and finally got around to scanning:

(the above was shot on very expired film)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

i've been slowly telling my students and their parents that i'll be leaving at the end of next month and that i'm recommending they re-enroll under a specific wonderful other teacher.

a couple of weeks ago, one of my students told me that i was one of her favorite and most influential teachers ever. today, another threatened his mom, "if i can't have emily, then i quit piano." i almost started crying when she told me that. apparently i've been doing something right.

this is ridiculous. i often wonder if i'm being too harsh and crass with them.

right now i'm feeling pretty good.

lets not talk about the recital just yet, though. it'll ruin this excellent mood.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

psychic evolution

my anger is learning to go outwards.

bookin' it for the recital in less than a month, i ask a friend if he has a metronome i could borrow for a moment. he doesn't.

a girl down the hall overhears the brief exchange and tells me, "just tap your foot." then she laughs really loud for a really long time. i am surprised at how quickly the anger flares up, how immediately i disregard her.

my tolerance for idiots is going way way way down.

i met this photographer yesterday and said, listen, can i call you in a month when i'm done with my recital. because i want to ply you with questions but right now i have to stay focused. she shook my hand and said yes.