"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it." - Toni Morrison
"Don't forget - no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell." - Charles de Lint

23 April, 2023

Silent Sunday: Chopin

I'm bringing some of the hashtags over at Mastodon to here. This piece I stumbled across by accident, and it got me musing about Icarus in Flight from the way back machine because it was one of the tracks I listened to again and again while working on that book. I don't know how many times I played my Chopin CD, but I did, and my poor player was always set to repeat. 

No regrets, naturally. I love Chopin. Love Chopin and his piano poetry. And for a quiet, calming Sunday meant to be spent just relaxing and being lazy, this is the perfect track for it. 


Also been thinking about turning Mastodon into a mirror site of this blog so that all I'm doing is either copying and pasting my posts here over there or just linking back to this blog. 

I did swear to myself to keep my blog focused not just on writing and publishing but really on stuff that matters the most to me, which means occasional posts on random subjects making their way here. It's a personal -- not really a professional -- blog. And after spending so much time blogging in a vacuum with no expectations as to visitor traffic, I'm now so used to it that I don't know if bringing visitors here from a larger and busier social media site will mess with my head and drag me back to those destructive expectations that guarantee a miserable time because I'm suddenly so conscious of stats and so on. 

Besides, when a blogger links to their post, it's usually a long and informative one, not stuff like what I put up over here. Well -- looks like I just answered my own question, didn't I, so I'll hold off and play it by ear. Maybe down the line, I'll link up, but for now, I'm still blogging in the void.  

At any rate, please enjoy what's possibly my favorite waltz by Chopin.

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