The responses to last week’s Notes were numerous and varied. I’ll be writing about them soon. But for now, I’m still on the road from Minneapolis to Texas. What a long, strange trip it’s been. Plus, I’ll be gone to Oaxaca, Mexico for the entire month of December, once again studying Spanish.

Do you know that all one hundred and sixteen Notes are on my Tenacity Notes Blog site? One of the great things about the blog is that it has a search function. Say you remember one particular Note, about something some guy said, and all you remember is that the guy was in an orchestra. (Do you remember that one?) Just type orchestra in the search box, and sure enough, there it is, Tenacity Notes #3, from July 28, 2009:

“I heard an interview with Stanley Drucker, the recently retired principle clarinetist for the NY Philharmonic Orchestra. He performed with the orchestra for 60 years. He said that there are two essential elements to any performance — joy and passion.

Assume for a moment that Shakespeare had it right; all the world really is a stage and we are the players. Life is the play, and you, as an aspect of your greater consciousness, are the actor. It is an extemporaneous performance! Do you have the two essential elements?”

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