A spoonful of summer

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[A sight to brighten your Thursday: von Otter in concert with a spoon and a coffee cup. The End. – Anne Sofie von Otter and Brooklyn Rider performing at Carnegie Hall, New York Oct. 2016 – Photo Credit: Pete Checcia]

It is that time of the year again: the days of early summer, with the promise of so much still ahead. And it’s not summer unless it has von Otter singing Grieg. The mornings are still cool, the evenings so bright that with light that secrecy seems inpossible. Your body is not saturated with warmth yet: sun means not laziness, as it will in August but spurring your limbs into action.

This is not the time yet for wistfulness. Now is now.

15 thoughts on “A spoonful of summer”

  1. Thank you. I am sufficiently brightened now. And you have led me to a group I did not know, from my very own borough of Brooklyn! (where the weak are killed and eaten)

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    1. PS, apropos of the actual content of your post, the Grieg is quite lovely (though we are about to have yet another late-spring thunderstorm here, so still longing for the early summer which you describe so well).

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      1. I hope it calms down soon!
        We got extremely lucky this week – driving past the ‘hood park as I type this and smiling at all the colors and the light. It’s still a bit chilly in short skirts, but you can feel it will be one of those bright days again 🙂

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        1. Nah it’s typical late spring in Colorado. Actually was pretty calm after all the gray rumblings. Today is gorgeous, bright and perfect for tending to the yard later.

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      1. von Otter’s notion of age, as an opportunity to do more and more interesting material, would be exemplary if the rest of us were capable of emulating her.

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  2. from Latin inspirare ‘breathe or blow into,’ from in- ‘into’ + spirare ‘breathe.’ The word was originally used of a divine or supernatural being, in the sense ‘impart a truth or idea to someone.’ – by the voice, and we know how it feels, don’t we?

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