Category: friendship

Never give up hope

Lights remind us that the future holds moments of kindness and beauty.

…success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as the by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than oneself. Happiness must happen, and the same holds for success: you have to let it happen by not caring about it. I want you to listen to what your conscience commands you to do and go on to carry it out to the best of your knowledge. Then you will live to see that in the long run–in the long run, I say!–success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think of it.

–Viktor E. Frankl, in the introduction to his book Man’s Search for Meaning.

Possible set list for Pop-up Flash Jazz Jam

Some time in the summer I and a friend will play some jazz standards at one of those pianos placed throughout the city. And this is the list of standards from which we will select our set:

  • A Man And A Woman
  • Black Coffee
  • Blue Bossa
  • Boplicity
  • But Beautiful
  • Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White
  • Four
  • The Girl From Ipanema
  • Groovin’ High
  • I Could Write A Book
  • In A Mellow Tone
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing
  • Lullaby Of Birdland
  • Mr. PC
  • My One And Only Love
  • Satin Doll
  • So Nice
  • Song For My Father
  • Take Five

If you’re a musical friend, email or call me for the time and place, and join us!