I Think My Brain is Shrinking

June 17th, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized

I feel like a part of my mind is lying dormant while I wait for my camera to be repaired. Also, I just read a pile of new articles about music and the brain, and clearly others parts of my brain aren’t getting as much use while my choir is on hiatus.

I took the shot below while in Boston researching composers Randall Thompson and Francis Boott. Every time I go to Boston I have to walk around Cambridge and Harvard Yard, visiting all my old haunts and the places where I once lived. It’s a nostalgia-wallowing thing that I have always done. This motorcycle was parked in front of my old apartment.

In case you’re having trouble reading what the note says, it reads:

F _ _ _ K you!
Meter Maid!
Because of your incomp-
etance at placing
tickets, I got 2 tickets
on my bike w/o knowing
of the first! Please
ask to be retrained!

It’s pretty well-mannered for an angry note. It would have been nice if there’d been a scribbled in, “I’m sorry,” in a different hand writing.

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  1. 3 Responses to “I Think My Brain is Shrinking”

  2. By Dan on Jun 17, 2012

    I hope you gave a little aloha wave to the Dewey, Cheathem and Howe sign in the upper iwndow just off Hatrvard Square. The Car Talk guys, Click and Clack are calling it quits after something like 25 years on NPR.
    Fond memories of Cambridge here, too.

  3. By Stacy Horn on Jun 19, 2012

    Oh, I don’t listen to that show, didn’t even know they were based in Harvard Square!

  4. By Dan on Jun 19, 2012

    Yeah, when you don’t have a car the interest goes down. But they’re a lot of fun. Especially the adolescent humor.

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