Thursday, March 27, 2008
It is so amazing and lovely to be back here. Getting from Dulles to Baltimore was a bit of a trial, but all things considered (three different forms of public transportation and four hours) it went very smoothly. I arrived at Penn station in Baltimore at about 9pm and Angela met me at the station which was wonderful of her. We then proceeded to talk for hours and hours and got right back in to our old pattern of "practicing" which involves one of us holding a bass and both of us talking each other's ears off.
It is fulfilling to come back to a place where you have been gone for a while but you still have lots of friends there. Audrey and I squealed and jumped up and down, the admissions office ladies gasped in a very satisfying way. It is interesting to see who remembers that they haven't seen me in a while but can't quite place me...
Everyone is so nice here! Peabody people are great. Even the new ones that I have been meeting are just sweethearts.
I made a list about a month ago of all of the things that I wanted to make sure that I did while I was in baltimore and I got over half of them done (or at least set up) yesterday. I was thinking that I wouldn't be able to get a hold of the Arceci's but then ran in to Mrs. Arceci on the street. I ran into ROBIN today (the most excited wonderful violist ever who doesn't even go to Peabody any longer. She's up at the top with the big grin), and Jason who won a Fulbright to Germany is in town for his final DMA lecture recital. I have been running in to so many people who have no reason to be here right now but are also so exactly the people that I am hoping to see.
Yesterday was a gorgeous clear blue skyed and summer tempratured day and I went for a bunch of walks with people, had breakfast with Angela, lunch with Zane, and dinner with Jacob. I had a meeting with Director Sharkey this morning, met his wife and chatted about all the cello students she has sent to GSMD, ran into Mark Cudek, have plans to play with consort on Wednesday, set up my day of Daniel tomorrow and on Sunday I even get to see the Charlton parents.
So basically I'm running boisterously around the school grinning at everyone and having a wonderful, wonderful time.