Today is just one of those days. It’s been a great weekend, don’t get me wrong. But stress of sorts and lots of activity can lead to flares and NOT feeling so great. I started feeling really crummy at a friend’s house last night – we were all sitting around the kitchen table, chatting, and having a great time – then WHAM! Face flush, ears turn painfully red… it’s like I had the life force sucked from my system. We left shortly thereafter – and I felt awful. I’m a good actor at times – but with lupus, it’s hard to disguise when I start to really feel sick.
And unfortunately, my sleep was not stress free. Last night I dreamed that my symphony had an excess of players, and needed to make a few cuts. Long story short (and in my dream – of course), I had about :30 to learn one of the parts in our current Shostakovitch Symphony – the one that sounds like it could be from an Indiana Jones movie – the part that I don’t know very well. My dream ended when the conductor asked me to pay, and I discovered that I couldn’t pull my bow across the strings. I just physically couldn’t make music.
My skyrocketing heart rate woke me up. Safe to say, I think I know which music I’ll be practicing for tomorrow’s full rehearsal.
So….this post is a few random pictures that I’ve taken within the last week or so. Well – except for the “Drukken” one…. that was at an air show a while back. But, I think it’s interesting – and the “Do Not Express” makes me laugh. Or at least pause for thought – on a day like today, anyway.