I haven’t posted anything much lately, and I’ve really missed it! We found out a week ago that we have to move by June 1st, so I’ve been busy house-hunting, and am pleased to report that we have found a nice rental right in the heart of town.
In any normal town, I wouldn’t consider living in the center, but Ojai is QUIET! Nothing much happens after 8pm, which I know would drive some people crazy, but is fine by us. Since Robert started getting up at 6.30 a.m. every morning to write, we’re learning to be creative, free-thinking, bohemians… who go to bed early!
BTW, Robert’s sister Lisa now has her own blog, with some inspirational entries- I heartily recommend a visit.
Just got back from a fantastic concert of Persian, Armenian and Arabic music by the Salaam Ensemble, right here in Ojai. Led by the multi-talented John Zeretzke, these world-class players assembled a couple of years ago at the request of the Music Center of Los Angeles and have since performed in concert and also in schools throughout Southern California.
I was riveted by the consummate artistry, virtuosity, commitment, versatility, sensitivity and the infectious joy of these players. Nothing I could say right now could adequately capture the experience. Apparently, there’s a CD in the works. I’ll be first in line.