Saturday, May 29, 2010

"Tell them dear, that if eyes were made for seeing, then beauty is it's own excuse for being."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson, "The Rhodora"

Lest this sound shallow, let me explain. I am just having a moment. A small inner rant which must be released. I was speaking with a friend, about the small pleasures in each day, when he revealed he had never seen a silk robe in real life. What?!? How is this possible? Civilization is in a shambles! All of which I said to him. That's basically my rant. I hope when Midnight Refrain is in full swing, it will contribute to filling a void in our harried, stressed, couldn't care less, pajamas-in-the-grocery-store world. (Cue surly comments from pajamas-in-the-grocery-store wearers.) Certainly life is messy and unpredictable, it is reality. And there is a beauty to be found in that. But it seems to me that a lovely melody, a pretty frock, kind words, and a silk robe can only make things better. Maybe I'm old fashioned. (What a surprise!) But if you didn't agree with me at least a little, you probably wouldn't be reading this.

Rant over. Now to actual information. 3 songs for the Julie London Songbook are finished and will be available for download this coming week! Silk robe being added to the planned Midnight Refrain clothing collection.

Bracing for the backlash,

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