One can read all (s)he wants about writing, or playing music, or communicating in Russian, or any of a myriad other fun exploits, as I had been doing this week, but nothing would happen until something is submitted. Until the exercise is exerted. Until the laziness is overcome.
Today I am offering Writer's Digest
this post since I haven't been doing more than enough things lately.
It's not like I'd been busy volunteering at the elementary school library, or that I've had complications with physiatry appointments (I politely explained that is not a misspelling but a form of physical rehabilitation
), or like I had been reading enough
to finally comfortably approach 365 books this year. (As it stands I have read 277 books in 2015 so far, and maybe only twenty of those are laze-skims from the elementary school library so far!)
As my username implies, I am Claire.
This Livejournal started when I was fifteen (November 2004) around the point I wrote my first NaNoWriMo document, Highly Strung, maybe the year before. (Poor memory) It may still be up here in the archives... I basically joined the LiveJournal community around that point.
A few years later, to my surprise, LJ melded with ЖЖ, or maybe just became translated into it, or something like that, so I didn't have to get out of the house to practise Russian at the university any more: it is right here.
This is a good thing, as I had been getting unbelievably sick after that, hence the physiatry visits.
Anyway, I'm not sure - maybe I'll look at one of those blogging books, but I think I have the basic idea down pat...
As it turns out, Josef Suk
is a violinist composer from the late 19th to early 20th century. Ah, one of Dvořák's students! His star pupil, apparently. Ah, Mahler and Berg took notice of him! No wonder I selected his Pohadka fairy tale suite to accompany this entry. It seems that pohadka has no etymological relation to сказка, which means the same thing, as that seeming similarity, -ka, is just a diminutive...
So there is a book about Zhukovsky
at my university library... on the fifth floor... (who is a poet, whose name came up in the Wiki line "Pohádka is based on an epic poem by the Russian author Vasily Zhukovsky entitled The Tale of Tsar Berendyey (Russian: Сказка о царе Берендее) which unsurprisingly piqued Janáček's interest in Russian culture. The composition presents scenes from the story rather than being a complete description of the tale."
Janáček is not Suk, true, but the name came up. (Eventually I'll retag all the Czech entries, since I just noticed I never mentioned it before now.)
I hope everyone has a nice weekend!