I’m feeling kind of despondent today, and I think I’m allowed. As our new normal drags on, the old normal seems a distant past, and the future is utterly unknown. And I’m just having one of those days when no amount of trying to live in the moment or release expectations of the future or any of that is going to help. And I’m OK with that, because sometimes we have to have despondent days.

Fortunately, I have friends and colleagues who keep in touch from over the distances, and when they know I’m having one of those days when I’m forcing a smile, they’ll send something along that they know will make me laugh, the more ridiculous the better.

This was the something that was sent to me today, and I laughed out loud, which felt good. Feel free to give it a try yourself:

What are some things that don’t merely amuse you, but really make you laugh? (For me it’s cows, and I don’t know why. I find them so odd and bony and funny. Just thinking about them makes me smile, for some reason.)

My task today: finish recording video for an upcoming virtual orchestra project. I’m excited to be a part of one that’s going to be a little genre-breaking (done!)

2 thoughts on “Down

  1. Claus Holm says:

    Greetings from Denmark. During the lockdown, danish national television has been showing the “murder in the symphony” concert several times. I have just watched it – again – before bedtime. Your performance, and the tenderness of the music and your conducting, gets me every time. Hope your work life and career is back to normal very soon. The world needs it. I read your corona diary with keen interest every day. So much wisdom and perspectives to learn from. What makes me laugh: De Niro impressions (every time! )


    1. chefdorch says:

      Thank you Claus, and I’m so glad that the “Murder at the Symphony” is being broadcast, there is some really great music there! And a big yes to De Niro impressions.


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