March 4. 2015
Today, I actually walked out the door on my way to work, carrying twin bags of bye-bye Dumb Xeroxes!
This was a little moment. In most of my hauling and sorting and tossing, I have not actually walked out the door of my house with a bag of anything. I did my laundry and while I was in the laundry room, I tossed a shirt into the bin along with about 6 bags of sheets, towels, and clothes. But that didn’t have the same impact because I wasn’t throwing it all away, I was “donating” it.
No, no, today was different.
I took two Trader Joe’s bags to my recycling room and I look forward to doing that again and again. Liberation!
And while I am cleaning out my music library, I am also putting like objects together – for the very first time. In my first library, when I started building this back in the early 1980s, I organized it by composer, so all Mozart with Mozart, all Scarlatti, then all Verdi. But now, I think I want to sort songs with songs, operas with operas, piano music with piano, and Broadway musicals with, you guessed it – Broadway musicals.
And yes, I will be sending cartons of music to my friend – I haven’t told her about it yet, so, shhhhh … But I will also keep my favorite pieces along with my autographs. I got a second look at them and they really are pretty neat. Although, I don’t even remember meeting Mirella Freni.