11:05 a.m. - December 20, 2002
Have to remember that.
The shrub/plant/bush/whatever, the one I think is a yellow daisy snowball and planted in the big terra-cotta container outside my window seems in bad shape, but I'm not sure if it's a natural dormancy period or if it's withering away. The flowers are gone and it looks dispirited and worn out, and I can see the plain brown stems and boughs more clearly than the leaves. I'd be unhappy if the plant dies; looking out it's always cheered me up, even at night when the moon catches on the plant and especially wet, when its scent reminds me of something positive, though I'm not sure what exactly.
Eh. Why blather about plants?
Listening to Warbeck and Nyman, my favorite classical pieces, a few arias in the mix. This morning's Jason-at-work selection: Moonlight Sonata (guitar), Greensleeves (Manheim Steamroller), Hunting (Warbeck), Princess (Nyman), Love Story (Mancini), Feather (Williams), Finale (Nyman), Melody and Barn (Jarre), The Departure (Nyman), The End (Warbeck), Flower Duet (Lakme), Un bel di (Puccini, Maria Callas), Brandenberg Allegro (Bach), Jesu, Joy of man's desiring (cello-harpsichord), Duetto Sul'ario (don't know who does this one), Dance of the Slyphs (Berlioz), Water Music (Handel), Concerto for Trumpet & Flute (Hyden), Elvira Madigan, in C (Mozart), Concerto No. 1 in D (violin, Paganini), Concerto in A (guitar, Vivaldi), The Swan (Saint-Saens), Concerto No. 2 (Rachmaninov). Volume low so it's comforting, not distracting. Some day I will play an instrument.
Heh. But not today because I have shit to do!