Thursday, March 27, 2008

Dr. Nick, Fever, and Monet's Garden

What a day! Took the kids to see Dr. Nick, the dentist, this morning.





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Alex (photo #1) is running this strange fever that gives him the chills. He's sleepy, lethargic, and has no appetite. Just not himself. Hope it passes soon.

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Felt both guilty and unprepared for my reading tonight at Monet's Garden. What a treat is was to hear such great local talent. As for my performance, to paraphrase another of tonight's readers, it doesn't matter that I wrote the poem--it doesn't make it any easier to read. Fortunately, the crowd was a forgiving one and really seemed to enjoy my work.

Tonight I read poems I hadn't read in a while--early childhood/family poems. This grouping I picked out before I arrived at the venue but I should have mixed it up a bit. I read three somber poems in a row and managed to depress myself! OK, next time I'll do a better job of reading my audience.

3 comments:

chiefbiscuit said...

Hope the wee guy is feeling better soon.
I'm sure you were great - it's hard reading though - I often feel quite lonely, until you get someone who responds ...

January said...

Well, thank you! I try to learn from thoss experiences so next time I will be a better reader.

Sometimes it does take a while before the audience warms up and responds. I think I'm getting used to it.

Wish I could come to one of your readings.

Ananda said...

hope the children are doing well. hey it is a blessing that you are reading your work. you still gave them a gift. your creativity... somber and all.

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