Friday, July 31, 2009

Reading machine

I am, that is. Here's some more books that I have currently started and am reading through all of them. (My brain likes having lots of books started).

The first one is a very dorky biography of (arguably) the most famous violin teacher ever. She taught at Julliard and 6 other universities and almost EVERY major violinist out there today has studied with here. Being a teacher of so many students, I'm REALLY enjoying this book and the ideas I'm learning from it.

I have somehow never read this, so I picked it up to read during some of my travels and it's quite good, even though I've only gotten through the first four chapters. Nothing quite like the "Ministry of Love". You'll know what I mean if you've read it.

This is an interesting comparison of religious traditions between the Orthodox Jewish and the Christian faiths. I identify with Christianity, while my grandparents are Jewish. So seeing the similarities is fascinating.

This is such a sad book. Jennifer is misunderstood by doctors for years of treatment and in a horrific case of anorexia, it ends up taking her life. This makes me hate ED that much more, for all the damage he has rampaged on beautiful, amazing young women!

Finally, this was my breakfast this morning. Kashi GoLean, strawberries and 0% Greek yogurt (from TJs). Plus coffee.

I didn't have any fat though, so I got hungry right away and I had a slice of ww bread with hummus and lf cheese.

I'm going to leave you with a video of my current song obsession. It's called "Erasers on Pencils" by Ceili Rain. They are an Irish band and this song speaks of forgiveness for imperfection. If you're religious it could be seen from the point of view as being forgiven for sins, but even if you're not, I think it's so helpful to see it as a reminder to forgive ourselves when we make mistakes. I know that I've wrestled with perfectionism for years (OK, to be honest, I still do, some days more than others!) and this song is so comforting. (The video is made in-studio but it's the best I could find.)

Have a lovely day! I'm off to get a deep tissue massage (being a violinist = chronically sore upper back/shoulders), then workout, then practice! And I have a FREE Friday night! No gigs, no rehearsals!! WOOHOO! But I have no idea what to do with myself! It will be enjoyed though! I'm interested in seeing Food, Inc. Have any of you seen it? What were your thoughts on it?


  1. I happen to have that EXACT same ancient edition of 1984. Sorry that is irrelevant and random information, just felt like noting it.

  2. Hey, I just found your blog through What Do I Eat Now and I'm enjoying it--I play cello and piano and can totally relate to the whole chronically sore upper back/shoulders deal.

    And Slim to None is such a tragic book :(


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