The weather has been in the upper 50's for two days straight now, and tomorrow is supposed to be 60's and dry. It is like a mirage that I am afraid to inspect too closely as I may find it is merely a cover for another ice storm or blast of arctic chill hiding behind the spring coat. But hopefully it is not, and it is really spring. Walking to work this morning I found a new favorite thing about where I work. Being near Symphony Hall, there is always something going on around me, but this morning, walking by the New England Conservatory, the students had opened up all the windows, and I was greeted by the sounds of trumpets, clarinets, piano and singers as I rounded the corner onto St Boltophs street. I had to stop and listen. Even though it was a mish-mash of different symphonies and arias floating down together in a kind of musical stew, it was lovely to hear. Made my head ease up a little on the pressing headache that I had woken up with. Not sure how layers of un-synchronized music would ease a headache, but there you have it, it did. I just suddenly felt better being in the sun, not hunkered down into my coat, bracing for the blast of wind that always assailed me when I rounded the corner from St Boltophs to Huntington Ave. And hearing the music just made my morning a little lighter and a little cheerier.
Although my students are on spring break this week, so I am in the shop alone. Which is great. Today I am fixing the sewing machines that the freshmen managed to break in their rush to finish their projects before break, I am working on clothing for tango (oh yes, tango had to be mentioned at some point, never fear), and I am going to re-organize the supplies here in the shop. Plus I am designing A Midsummer Night's Dream with my dear friend J, so that will also be a project this week while I have the shop to myself. So much to do! Gotta get started!