Beautiful orchestral suite Palides.... which instrument are you playing?I am sharing one of the musical pieces we will be playing at our upcoming concert - Grand Canyon Suite
It really feels as if I am at the Grand Canyon.
I like to listen to pieces we will play for a concert (over and over again) to familiarize myself with the music and various sounds and timings of the instruments. Sometimes I play along. Today, I was busily jotting down the fingerings for the notes provided by the first chair. Fingerings and bow markings (up or down bow markings) allow for the orchestra to be synchronized in the movements of their bows. Otherwise, it would look chaotic. That's it for now.
Hope you all have a great evening! Enjoy the music!
The idea of music incorporated into the story really intrigues me as does the storyline. I shall check this out. Thank you for letting us know.I hope you all are doing well!
Whenever my novels become free on Amazon, I like to let friends know about it.
As of today, my novel The Lion and the Nurse is available for free as an ebook. https://www.amazon.com/Lion-Nurse-Patty-Apostolides-ebook/dp/B00ISKPZXQ
The free book will be available for five days. You can download it on your kindle and read any time. The story is
about a nurse who travels to a Greek island to take care of her mother and finds love in the process. It is a comedy, a love story, and a cultural "taste" of Kos, a Greek island, rolled into one story. Music also plays a major part in the story.
In the coming days, please watch for my other books becoming free on Amazon during the holiday! These free promotions last five days for each book. I would appreciate any feedback for those who get a chance to read the book(s)! Thanks!
This poem is so beautifulSo many things are happening through my work teaching, and yet there are moments of silence and rest that allow me to reflect. I discovered this poem I wrote a few years back and would like to share it with you. At that time, I had high hopes of writing books (although I have published 5, and have another one unpublished) but somehow the urge to write novels has slowed down considerably. It's a very time consuming endeavor, not only to fabricate whole characters, their dialogue, settings, plot, climax and resolution, but also to revise extensively. And even after the revisions, getting it published and marketing/promoting it are also time consumers. I don't know how these people can write dozens of books. Anyway, enjoy the poem!
A Toast to Life
Is to gather
Soft, willowy wisps of “thank you’s”
And blow them into the air until
A smile returns my way.
To hand out with large doses
Random acts of kindness
To people who suffer so much, they cannot see,
Except my outstretched hand.
To wish with sincerity
A journey, filled with loyal friends,
Who cheer and support each other
Through good and difficult times.
To sit still enough
So that peace may find me,
And fill the chambers of my heart with serenity,
Thus brightening even my darkest hours.
And let us toast to love,
For even when we are alone,
Our poor and ailing hearts
Still can feel its powerful joy.
Strive always for
Patience, wisdom, and foresight
So they could stand faithfully by our sides
And guide us all to righteousness.
Surely we must also read, and learn
Through books and classes
Of the universe’s secrets -
This knowledge must be gleaned.
I plan to write about life -
Stories so powerful and uplifting
They bring tears of joy to others,
One page at a time.
And when I depart
This beautiful earth one day,
Will I have accomplished my purpose -
To leave a part of me behind?
So let us lift our glasses
To make a Toast to Life,
And let us write our own story -
One chapter at a time.
Thank you! I just downloaded it.Just wanted to let you know, dear friends, that my ebook Lipsi's Daughter is now available for free on Amazon. This week and next, my books will be available for free. I will let you know as they are made available. These are sweet love stories. Lipsi's Daughter was my first novel, and it takes place on the Greek island of Lipsi, where my family is from. I was inspired to write about this island after visiting it during my college years. It is a Cinderella-style story. Based on its popularity when it first was published, it spurred me on to write more books. So if you have a chance, download it and read at your leisure. Some bits and pieces of it are taken from my life. People have come up to me and asked me if this was my story. It is fiction.
Let me know what you think!