Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Gratitude - Day 107


I'm grateful for standing ovations of 1! The "Furore" recording finished up early yesterday, and the champagne was popped with members of the orchestra to toast and celebrate, and then everyone went their separate ways, and it dawned on me that I was ravenous. So I stopped by a fabulous Thai restaurant to satisfy my demanding stomach, and this little girl greeted me! She was absolutely beautiful and adorable and friendly and without a small degree of personality, and in essence, she was my "date" for the night - it made the feeling of "this is totally pathetic, dining alone after such a monumental achievement" (which may be an overstatement, but it's how I felt at the conclusion of this project...) slightly less acidic. Instead, she blew me a kiss, brought me my change and wished me a 'bon voyage'. No mistake about it, I was grateful for her smiling face and old-world eyes!

8 comments:

Operafan said...

Wow, this little lady is gorgeous, what a "date" !! I know that I keep thanking you for your blog and amazing insights, but it's really delightful and captivating to follow the adventures of Yankeediva!! Can't wait to see/listen to you at the Bastille (more than once...) and at the Opéra Comique, I am the one who feels grateful and so lucky :-)) A bientôt.

John K said...

Hi Joyce
I am getting use to your blog and really enjoying it. Congrats on a really challenging project..Can't wait to hear the results. I think your "date" is as sweet as she can be. As Margot Fonteyn use to write "Out in the Limelight..Home in the Rain" Hope you have lots of SUNNY and WARM days in Paris. John Adams

Susan said...

Hi Joyce, Don't underestimate yourself - it's definitely a monumental achievement! :)

What a cutie-pie! Blown kisses are wonderful! Great shot. I noticed too that if you click it to go to flikr and see it with the white background there it looks different, like, more black and white, if that makes sense. :)

Susan said...

Hi Joyce, Don't underestimate yourself - it's definitely a monumental achievement! :)

What a cutie-pie! Blown kisses are wonderful! Great shot. I noticed too that if you click it to go to flikr and see it with the white background there it looks different, like, more black and white, if that makes sense. :)

Gi said...

I'm sorry you had to be alone... and glad you found such sweet company.

Congratulations on another task well done :-)

Thomas said...

Hi Joyce,

Thanks a lot for reporting with your own eyes and words your experience of these recording days. It was a really unexpected way to keep in connection with somebody who had left her home for a month in order to work at La Monnaie with you... And I'm glad that now you will both move to Paris in the next days !

I look forward to one of your live performances, and of course to the 'Furore' recording !

jennmac said...

Joyce,

I'm glad your feeling of "dining alone" was broken by such a beautiful face. Something to remember - you've touched so many people all over the world with your work and your spirit - you're never alone - we're always wishing you well and sharing your accomplishments!

Cheers!
Jennifer

Kenderina said...

Hi, Joyce !!

I love your photographs almost as much as I love your singing ;)

Glad everything went great with the recording, can't wait to have it in my hands ..maybe you can make me love Handel, I still don't get it too much !!

Love,

Patty (from Spain)