Longleaf Stories

full circle in the hundred acre wood

Dinty Moore, editor of Brevity Magazine, has kindly invited authors from the January (#29) issue to send him a post for Brevity’s Blog exploring the “origins or inspirations” of their essays.

My post, “On Writing and Breath,” is up this morning.

Following the lead of fellow Brevity 29 alumnus Tim Elhajj , here’s a short excerpt:

I played the piano in college to earn money, accompanying future opera singers by the hour in closet-like wooden studios at the University of Florida’s music school. My favorite was Oonaugh, a young contralto from Scotland. She told me once that she always requested me as her accompanist because I “breathed” with her. She said that most of the other pianists played the music precisely, but didn’t allow for her to creatively deviate from the score or even seem to care that she was there. They were being paid to play the accompaniment. Period.

Click here to read the rest. . .

0 thoughts on “Breathing The Words

  1. Walk says:

    As much as I liked the Brevity story, the blog post wowed me, not bad for one of them fancy ladies.

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