The weather changed, it is much too warm at 10°C, a warm wind blows – Föhn (Ger., Eng.) makes people do silly things. I worked through stuff on my desk, now only two remaining tasks need to be addressed. I will finish these over the next days, so that before the festivities all will be done. I blame the Föhn for some bleak thoughts that came by yesterday. In the evening I was visited by friends & family long gone, it was hard to get rid of them. Thankfully this happens only on rare occasions. Ten workdays to go, then two weeks off, I look forward to some quiet, stress-free days. Today’s Sunday Music is a piece from monsigneur CHARPENTIERs (1643-1704) (Ger., Eng.) Noëls sur les Instruments titled Or, Nous Dites Marie, performed by Les Arts Florissants (Ger., Eng.) under William CHRISTIE (Ger., Eng.). I hope you like the music. May we all have a peaceful week without unwanted visits.
An old pattern seems to seep in gradually, Sunday Music slowly sliding into the week. But I will mobilise the remnants of my iron will and brace myself against this deplorable lack of discipline – Sunday Music needs to be brought to You, venerable reader, on a Sunday, not on a Tuesday. Besides the mentioned heroic efforts I am back working. This morning I was a it late and was promptly scolded by the potatoe sack because she had to endure arctic blasts for three minutes. Sadly she did not freeze to death. I will have to bear this absolutely unbearable company for the rest of the year, because my regular codriver is suffering from the result of an operation that was meant to bring her release from persistent pain. I really hope she will come back in January. Anyway, these two and a half weeks will pass too – very likely faster than someone would care for. The illness of the last weeks resulted in a noticeable weight loss, I hope it will stay this way. Enough with these trite trivia, let’s listen to a little piece of music : Herr NACHTSHEIM and Herr MADER perform a sarabande (Ger., Eng.) by Gaspar SANZ (1640-1710) (Ger., Eng.) – I hope you like the music. Let’s go through this week swinging, not swaying.