Something doesn't look right. Something's...missing.
The space there in the corner by the music shelf is so empty...
The Lyon & Healy concert harp is missing. I know. It's been extremely hot here in southern Minnesota. I needed to take the harp to a wedding rehearsal last night to practice with the soloist, and the wedding was today. I couldn't imagine taking the big, delicate harp out Thursday night, taking it home, taking it out Friday night, taking it home again. In and out and in and out of air conditioning and intense heat isn't good for harps (or harpists).
So I did it something I rarely ever, ever do. I took the harp to the rehearsal...and left it at the church. Yep. I left my baby in the care of somebody else.
But she was safe and sound in the music room at Christ the King Church.
(A big, bad cut-out of Goliath kept watch over her.)
It was odd, only carrying my purse and my music bag to the wedding today.
(Harry is realizing he can't "escape" onto the porch if I'm not moving the harp, bench, music stand...)
I was so glad to travel light, though. It was almost 100 degrees when I left home. I would have been a not very attractive, pretty sweaty harpist when I arrived. I just hopped into the truck, blasted the air conditioning, got to the church and breezed through the automatic doors in one trip...not four.
Set up, tuned and was ready to play without even a "glow" appearing on my forehead.
Coming home, however, was a different story. The 10 minutes it took to get everything into the house left me stunned from the heat. I took off my dress and threw it right into the washing machine. Took a nice cool bath. Drank ice water. Then I unpacked the harp.
There we go. All's right with the world. Very glad to have the harp home from her sleepover!