It can be great. You're making music with other people as the sun creeps in inch by inch into the room. It's like a movie moment. The moment where some character gets a great epiphany about life...or before someone breaks into song (I'm thinking Sound of Music right now for some reason).
Anyway, back to the early morning practice. Like I said, sometimes it's a wonderful thing. Other times, it's definitely not. A couple weeks ago we were rehearsing "Peter and the Wolf" which I'm trying to put together for my recital as well as some gigs with schools and educational programs in the area....and Peter was not happy. He sounded extremely disgruntled to be "open[ing] the gate to a wide green meadow" so early in the morning.
So, in conclusion. Link Thursdays will probably be moved. Maybe to Fridays. Maybe to Wednesdays. I apologize for the desperate uncertainty that my namby-pambying will doubtless cause to countless individuals.
On a related note, I started a photography project back in July where I take at least one picture every day. I'll do it for a year (hopefully). The pictures have been pretty much everything -- some levitation shots, some good food pictures, candids during rehearsals...others where I take my Hobbes doll and pose him in various positions:
Unfortunately, I've found that the best moments pass me by. Afterwards, I'll think: "DARN! I forgot to take a picture!"
In a lot of our beautiful moments, we're too busy experiencing them to step back and take a picture. Which is great for my life, but not so great for my 365 days photo project.
It's my opinion that most beauty we experience should be shared. But some of the quiet intimate things I like to keep to myself. Maybe I'm selfish. :)
Which is why I share links to make up for it! (Not really, but it was a better transition than: "So!" or "And now for something completely different!")
Garfield minus Garfield
At this website, Garfield comics are presented....with Garfield removed. In the words of the site's author it "reveal[s] the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Arbuckle"...at times sad, funny, and a bit too familiar (maybe :P).