Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Fear not the librarian . . .

Yesterday, I made a librarian laugh, which does not fit the typical no nonsense librarian stereotype.  Thankfully, I might add that stereotype is rather hard to find these days.

One of the projects I am currently involved with is an animated opera, so needless to say, the art of animation is a study of mine.  So, when I realized that the local library would be showing the animated children's film WALL-E, I wanted to be in on the experience.  Problem was, it read "children's film ages 6 and up".  Well, of course I fell in the "up" category but was not sure if the library felt the same way, so just to be sure, I rang up a librarian to ask.

Cautiously I asked, "I see you are showing the children's film WALL-E and I was just wondering if adults could attend?"  She must have been expecting a complaint or a problem, instead of my slightly naive question.  She "laughingly" assured me that adults are welcome.  It was a beautiful laugh.

Monday, December 29, 2008

A wonderful surprise . . .

Today was delightful.  I received an email invitation from Eugenio, an Italian blogger http://internapoli-city.blogspot.com/ which reminded me of the beauty of the internet in connecting people around the world. Thank you Eugenio.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Shall We Meander On

Today is the first day of the rest of my life.  The memory of Hurricane Katrina is finally beginning to fade, the dreams of New Orleans are laid to rest, a new path is opening and I am preparing for the adventure.  I have a thing for archives, libraries, jazz, opera and art history, so let's see where we meander on . . .