Thursday, December 18, 2014

Thursday Creativity Share: Toshiko Akiyoshi

On a long drive back from Indianapolis Eye Center this week, I learned about Toshiko Akiyoshi.  She's a jazz master.  She composed a lot of music, but her Kogun piece was inspired by the story of a Japanese soldier who hid out in a cave in The Phillipines  for 30 years because he didn't know that WWII ended.  It seems like the guy would have noticed that the war was no longer in full swing, but I guess he just had other things on his mind. I think Kogun is a beautiful piece and I liked reading more about this composer's life.

I went on Pinterest and found this melting snow man craft.  The Thirdlanders taught their first grade buddies how to make it. Sweet, right?

I have an illness.  Low grade fever, sore throat, stuffy nose, tragic fatigue.  Yet, I carry on, stoically sharing creativity on this Thursday evening.  Husbandman is out of town, so it's just me here.  Blowing my nose and watching TV and wondering how much longer I have to live. I have a lot of admiration for myself right now.


kc said...

UGH! I'm sorry you're sick! But, I'm so relieved you rallied to do Thursday Creativity Share. I was really craving it.

cb said...

I have a lot of admiration for you too. I'm also a bit concerned. Hope you are feeling better today.


LH said...

Good news. I'm feeling better today and now I'm on vacation for 2 weeks. Phew.

cb said...

that is good news!

mm said...

I'm glad you're feeling better. My plan is to tackle my sickness today. You will be my muse.