Endings and beginnings

School’s out for Hyla! As of last Friday. I guess this means that summer’s here, though it’s hard to tell with all this cool, dry, grey weather we’re having (if we have grey skies, can’t we at least have rain?!). But, yes, school is out so summer has officially begun at our house, which means Hyla can wake up late, lounge around reading books, eat breakfast casually, day dream a whole lot, order me to get her another snack . . .

Wait a minute. How is this different from the school year?

Oh yeah, I get to have her company all day while I work and tinker and do my own day dreaming.

I know I haven’t written much here for a long time, and I’ve been thinking about that. I think the reason is because, for awhile now, I’ve been writing with one particular reader in mind, but that person is no longer reading, and the impulse to write drifted away. But I like writing these posts, and I enjoy sharing photos and cooking escapades and interesting birds, so with the start of summer, I’m promising myself to restart my writing here. Wish me luck.

Oh, and along with the end of school comes the end of the violin lesson season, so here’s a video of Hyla’s end-of-year performance, filmed right here in our own living room last Friday evening. 15 or so students played, ranging from Hyla’s age to high school seniors playing amazing Bartok pieces; the house was packed with people, and good food, and interesting conversation, and incredible live music. What a treat for us, and what a way to welcome June.

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