Island: Years of Anticipation and a Review of Music

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The stage awaiting Owen Pallett & the Calgary Orchestra, July 2018. Remember concerts?
The stage awaiting Owen Pallett & the Calgary Orchestra, July 2018. Remember concerts?

Not too, too long ago, I was having a great conversation with Sepi in which the topic of what we really cared about came up.

Music was among my answers. My friend was a tad incredulous.

How much did I really care?

Indigo Bunting & Friends

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It was a little bit of a hectic day.

I needed to mail a relatively bulky package, and being without a car, I needed to walk it to the post office in the early afternoon.

This is a time I'm not usually out. I was sure to bring my camera, because you never know.

And it was a great day for photography, particularly because I got to see this fellow.

Indigo Bunting, from a distance...

It's unusual around this area to see a bird of such a vibrant blue color.

He was also quite small in size, and pretty skittish and distant from me, which made the photography more challenging.

No matter. There's always cropping in post-production, right?

Growth and Decay

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Many, many moons ago in a parent-teacher conference, a teacher told my parents that given the opportunity, I would always choose to stop and smell the roses.

Strictly speaking, that's not true.

I think my mother's more recent observation that "no grass grows underneath my feet" is probably more accurate, especially given my tendency to sometimes not spend as much time visiting a place, or appreciating things as I should.

Let's hold that thought for now.

Well, it is true that very little grass grows on this macadam road I'm walking down...
Well, it is true that very little grass grows on this macadam road I'm walking down...