Just in case anyone needed to know this, Barber's Adagio for Strings is the saddest piece of music ever written. I don't mean that it's the saddest piece of music ever written in the sense that "We Built this City" is the saddest excuse for a song ever written. It's just heart-wrenching.
I was once at a party and the Barber Adagio came on. Listen people, put together a playlist. This is no time to rely on radio. If you don't know what I'm talking about, google it and have a listen. It's definitely going to be the end of a party.
So of course my local classical station had to play it this morning as a tribute, along with the National Anthem and Fanfare for the Common Man. They may have played something after Fanfare, but I was not in the car. I was out of the car, looking for a tissue.
So I did what I thought was best for my country and also for my personal sense of well being. I fueled the economy. The yarn shop brought up my spirits a bit. I came away with yarn for a Studley sweater and a Lucy jumper. I offered Lucy a sweater but she was very fond of the jumpers I knit her last year and requested another one. Yes, I realize that my time for this is limited. The things I've made her are her favorite things to wear and she always tells everybody I made them. I expect any day she will reject anything without a proper tag and I am bracing myself for the "oh, mom, puh-leeeeeze" phase. I just hope the phase doesn't last into adulthood (as it did in my case).
And speaking of Lucy's enormous appreciation of me, I had a lovely email from Amber today (hi Amber!). She noted that the blog would be a nice way for the kids to get to see who I am in real life - separate from the person who makes their sandwiches every morning. "It... makes me think about how lucky your kids are going to be when they (I’m sorry to say it) Grow Up and wish they knew you as a person better. They now have the perfect venue not only to remember all the cool little things in their everyday life, but to really know you as a person in addition to as Mommy."
How cool is that? I mean, Someone Is Actually Reading My Blog!
And if you are Someone Who Is Reading My Blog and you happen to like "We Built This City", I am sorry for the slur. If it's any consolation, I am a closet fan of "Brick House."