Listen For The Calm In The Storm ~ Katrina Curtiss 6/1/2020

Inspired by a conversation with a 17 year old student who said to me today, "It feels like the world is coming to an end." It broke my heart that he is afraid of what's happening. I told him that he will tell stories of this time of his life,…

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A Letter A Day To You “Morning Corona Conversation with Sofia” (who works for a school) 6am 3 26 2020

A Letter A Day To You “Morning Corona Conversation with Sofia” (who works for a school) 6am 3 26 2020
Corona Coffee Conversation

Sofia: "You're up?" Me: "Yes, couldn't sleep" Sofia: "Maybe you should take some something" Me: "Yeah maybe..." Sofia: "I've decided to go into work today" Me: "I thought you didn't have to..." Sofia: "Yeah, my boss told me that I could work from home, but I feel a need to…

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Sharing My One Birth Day Wish 3/16/2020

Sharing My One Birth Day Wish  3/16/2020
Katrina's Birthday Present

I turned 61 this morning, sitting in silence, I watched the seconds tick up to the time of my arrival. My mother said the back door blew off the house the day I was born; it was a blustery day in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. I never thought that I’d last…

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The She Shed and She

She likes to make things, sees what’s broken and imagines something whole; one man’s trash is another woman’s treasure. Moving the cars out of the garage, pulling everything into place, sawdust, nails, the drilling, pounding, the gentle stroke of a paintbrush, her own private symphony. After years of having a makeshift…

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“Here Something….”

It’s another day, the sun rises, birds sing, coffee awaits… I used to dream about this time of my life, when I could enjoy mornings instead of running out the door to not rush in rush hour, to not be somebody somewhere. I remember waking up at 3:30 to get…

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In Your Dreams

In your dreams, you’re one of them, the performer who’s presence commands the stage and silences the masses, they come only to see you, to hear you, to bask in your light. In your dreams, you’re one of them, the songwriter who's music keeps fans from feeling alone, able to capture…

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Do We Need A Reboot?

This morning, I taught a ukulele lesson to my 86 year old student, we played “For The Good Times”, “What A Wonderful World” and “San Antonio Rose.” He asked me about how music is written, what makes up a chord, as I explained his eyes glazed over, his response was, “Wow, that’s hard.” I…

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My Missing Muse

It’s early and I’m waiting for my Muse to show up, usually she’s nearby sitting upon a tree branch, under my bed or knocking on my window.  If I’m quiet, she usually comes in and fills in the spaces between thoughts, but not recently. I miss her; she’s the delightful…

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