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Pauline Lerner

March 31, 2005 at 1:26 AM

I’ve got spring fever. After a week of cool, gray, rainy weather, the sun finally showed its face yesterday and today. There were periods of heavy rain and warnings of flash floods, but the sun came out in spite of it all. I took a walk with my camera and looked for signs of spring. Pansies, periwinkle, and crocuses are in bloom, as they were a week ago. We’ve had so much rain that everything is covered with moss, even a couple of discarded bricks. I saw a small bed of grape hyacinths blooming and looking cheerful. The red maples are dropping little red thingies (?) on the sidewalk and contributing to my spring allergic response. The buds on the Japanese cherry tree outside my window are showing color (pink) for the first time since last year. When the setting sun shines its light on them, the effect is quite dramatic and beautiful.

I have started to organize my large collection of CDs which is thoroughly randomized now. It was organized once, but, alas, like an untended garden, it’s a mess. First, I found all my CDs of famous violinists and grouped them together. It takes strong willpower to prevent myself from stopping right there and just listening to them. My next largest group of CDs is the Bach CDs. They’re very close to heaven. I also have a lot of Mozart, Beethoven, and lots more. The folk music CDs were easy to organize. I just did it alphabetically by last name of the performer and group.

I am procrastinating. I have to go to bed early and get up at some ungodly hour of the morning and commute two hours to a job interview. If I had realized how bad the commute is, I wouldn’t have applied for the job. I don’t even have a car. I’ll bring one or two good books and some mp3s for the trip.

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