Heavy heavy HEAVY hearted about Boston, especially about trying to talk about it with young people.
Amid all this, a big thanks to linguistics prof/Mayan scholar/sublime alto/knitting designer Mareike Sattler for passing along a lovely bit of conversation from another multitalented, creative soul.
The celebrated British conductor Sir Colin Davis died this week. Here he is, talking about that other thing he loved to do: knitting. At minute 14:01 . . .
And here he is, conducting Mozart’s Requiem in D Minor. I hesitate to post this, because it’s so sad. But it’s also transcendently beautiful, and it’s the first thing that came up when I poked around in search of Colin Davis doing what he did when he wasn’t knitting.
It really is beautiful.