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April 4th, 2009

Saturday, April 4th, 2009 05:34 pm
Friday night I went to a singalong in Hyde Park.

I do this about once a month. For the first year I was living in Chicago, I longed for a song circle like Pickin' and Grinnin', or even that vaguely resembled it. This does, and I'm not about to let go of it. So, as at Carleton, I'm a reliable attendee, a yeller-out-of-page-numbers, a person who goes and at least sits in the room even when my throat hurts if I sing. (And usually I still end up singing.)

But this circle is challenging for me in a way that I don't remember Pickin' and Grinnin' being, or maybe in many ways. I have to admit that I was surprised to find I was happy, coming home Saturday morning. That's an opportunity, I guess, to point out for myself the challenges, and try to figure out what made Friday successful. Read more... )