Day 513

1. Upon seeing me don a cotton wrap after getting out of the shower, my sweetie greeted me with, “Hello Robespierre.”  I love a man who is both educated and witty.  🙂

2. Reading a pretty brilliant way of explaining how 2 * 2 and (-2) * (-2) both equal 4.  

3. Reading a beautiful lesson on writing well:

“This sentence has five words. Here are five more words. Five-word sentences are fine. But several together become monotonous. Listen to what is happening. The writing is getting boring. The sound of it drones. It’s like a stuck record. The ear demands some variety. Now listen. I vary the sentence length, and I create music. Music. The writing sings. It has a pleasant rhythm, a lilt, a harmony. I use short sentences. And I use sentences of medium length. And sometimes, when I am certain the reader is rested, I will engage him with a sentence of considerable length, a sentence that burns with energy and builds with all the impetus of a crescendo, the roll of the drums, the crash of the cymbals–sounds that say listen to this, it is important.”  ~Gary Provost

music composition

Stef

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