Friday, July 17, 2009

The 100th Post of 101 Classical Music CDs

Somehow it came and went and I never noticed. But my discussion of Grieg's Lyric Pieces was the 100th post here at this blog.

And so I'm going to take this opportunity, belated as it is, to thank you for reading and for sharing in this journey I'm taking through my classical music. I'm so grateful for this blog, because it's taught me an important lesson beyond the composers, the history and the music. It has taught me that there is amazing beauty and joy in life right in front of our noses--if we would just take the time to look, listen and pay attention.

But because I was too busy with life, all of the amazing classical music I owned just sat there, in a corner of our living room, dusty, forgotten and ignored. Those 101 classical music CDs were a metaphor for how I failed to appreciate the truly important things in life--and now they've become a metaphor for how I'm beginning to get it right.

Okay. Enough sentimentality. As some of you have noticed, I took a bit of a break from this blog over the past few months to travel and to work on some other writing projects--including a blog about writing I'm quietly launching.

But I'm back now--and it's time to get back to the music.

Thanks, as always, for reading.

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