Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Allegheny Echoes is in full swing with music under the stars, workshops and beautiful mountains all around. And I have even learned the basics of two tunes on my dulcimer! I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to be able to finally know at least the basics of how to play my instrument. It was my fiftieth birthday gift to myself; eleven years later I am finally learning to play. I had to leave Echoes tonight to drive a few hours to a motel where I will spend the night. Tomorrow I have two library programs to present, then I'll drive back to Pocahontas County for the wild meat feast and nighttime jams. A bit hectic but worth it. Last night several of the women in the singing class got together and invited me to sing with them. We had fun singing old songs until the night was close to becoming tomorrow. Today Isat with a poet friend and we brainstormed some possibilities for for a poem he is writing. Yesterday evening I joined the creative writing class for a poetry round. That's one of the great things about Echoes; we can take part in so many different activities. Excuse any typing errors. I am posting from my phone so you know how that is!