Sunday, April 27, 2008

sunny day

Sunny Day
April 2008

My iTunes: La Donna e Mobile from Verdi's Rigoletto, sung by Luciano Pavarotti

Sorry for missing yesterday -- it was a full day and I didn't get a chance to post. I am no longer staying with the folks and am back at home for the rest of the recovery.

Once again, this is an image from the archives. But each time I post an archival image, I do some original editing with each image. I like the composition of this one a lot and have wanted to play with it, and Project Green gave me the excuse! I wish the weather were like this today -- yesterday was absolutely gorgeous, but today looks all hazy.

Yesterday was the first day I really felt back to being myself. I had a two-hour vocal master class in the afternoon, and one of the other voice students sang the piece that I'm listening to. It's very catchy, and even if you're not an opera lover or familiar with it at all, you might recognize the tune. It is so wonderful to get back into singing! It was the first time I had really been able to attempt to sing in nearly 3 months. The last time I had a truly decent voice lesson was February 6, and now that all my respiratory ailments and my back troubles are over, and can start singing again! Hopefully I'll be able to get myself back into shape for the performances I have this weekend and the audition on May 10!

And once I have my full range of mobility back (which will be another couple weeks), hopefully I'll be able to put up some new pictures and let the archives rest for a while!


JC said...

Glad you're feeling better and progressing to normal activities :-)

Love this shot! You can feel the tranquility and contentment... and you can hear the sigh when it's time to go...

Moi said...

beautiful, relaxed setting. hope you are up and about soon. take care of yourself. it was a glorious day here too yesterday :)

Robert said...

You have a subject here that tells a story in and of itself. Then there's all the surrounding imagery that has it's own story, and works with the original. And you captured it all so well.