It's been a tough week.
In many ways it seems that though I'm 10 years older than most of my fellow students, I'm 10 years behind them. I feel I have so much to catch up on that I almost wish I were coming in as a freshman! And even then, I think I've already mentioned how astounding this year's freshmen are...
NU will certainly be a challenge, but I have to remember that's precisely why I came here!
My thought for the week is something I came across while doing my required reading assignment for American Art Song...
"The difficult appeals through the traces it carries of another world in which it would be easy."
From Simon Firth: "Performing Rites: on the value of popular music"
So...once again...here I go "starting today".