Take down a musical instrument. Let the beauty we love be what we do.
There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.
Name: Mac Tíre (pronounced Macteera in Irish Gaelic) Email: irishflutegrad AT gmail DOT com From: Flat Dry Place, United States About me: Master's Student (Ethnomusicology/classical flute), Irish Traditional Musician, Runner, Martial Artist, Aspiring Buddhist, Reader, Writer, and Occasional Knitter trying to love fearlessly, live authentically, work to make a difference, and be a positive force of change in the world.
Per the norm, life gets insane in the last few weeks of the semester. It's just close enough for people to start panicking about not being ready to turn in final projects, take final exams, find jobs for the summer, and yet far enough away that a few have decided to ignore the deadlines as they come whooshing towards us.
On Deck for Today
Finish Application for EMV Medieval summer program--finish recording, check stuff yet again (typos are evil), get everything printed out and together so that tomorrow all I have to do is mail the sucker.
Finish grading/inputting grades
Rehearse with the Afro-cuban ensemble
Attend grad flute recital of one of my friends from the studio
In addition to the normal list of things to do. The "B" word has been rearing its ugly head.....burnout that is. But we have to get up and keep on going, mostly because you know that life will look better after you've had some sleep, and there's nothing else for it....stuff's got to get done, no matter how tired you are. Basically my way to cope is to lock myself in my room and BLAST some form of Irish Traditional music......it's been Dervish lately. They happen to be one of my favorite bands of all time.