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#1152437 - 03/19/07 07:53 PM ..my pet bird died..so I composed a lament
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Registered: 10/18/06
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Loc: east central florida
to a parakeet who's entire life was about singing.

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He cost me $19.95 for years of music...

Anyone else who only writes music when they "Have To"
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#1152438 - 03/19/07 10:41 PM Re: ..my pet bird died..so I composed a lament
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I'm so sorry to hear about your parakeet, gaffster. My condolensces to you.

I listened to your piece of music, it's lovely and a fitting tribute.

In reply to your question about whether anyone else only writes music when they "have to" - I guess one person's time of "have to" can be different from anothers.

I write music all of the time, as long as things are going OK. When I am upset about something, I CAN'T write music. Over the past year I had an unsettling experience and I found I turned to writing poetry instead of the piano.

[I kinda wonder if that means anything? I mean, you'd think when a person who composes at the piano gets upset about something, they'd turn to the piano, but that's when my ability to compose "dries up".??]

Getting back to your parakeet. $19.95 for years of music. Some things may cost little but are priceless items that add much happiness to our lives.

Your pet is in heaven now. Flying wild and free.

\:\)

Jeanne W
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#1152439 - 03/19/07 11:16 PM Re: ..my pet bird died..so I composed a lament
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Sorry about your pet. The death of a pet can affect us as much as the death of a close human being. It is good that you can take comfort from your music at such a time. I tend to align with Jeanne in that I belong to the "emotion recollected in tranquillity" type rather than the direct response type.

In the end, grief is a personal process and so is the creation of music. How you manage either or relate them one to the other is entirely in your own hands.

Take care,
Ted.
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#1152440 - 03/21/07 06:06 PM Re: ..my pet bird died..so I composed a lament
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Thank-you guys, for your kind and wise replies. Expression of grief takes many forms. Amazing how a little bird can reset your priorities. English for "Carpe' Diem"?, I guess.
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#1152441 - 03/22/07 02:02 AM Re: ..my pet bird died..so I composed a lament
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"emotion recollected in tranquillity"
What a nice string of words. \:\)

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#1152442 - 03/22/07 07:37 PM Re: ..my pet bird died..so I composed a lament
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Yes. I think Wordsworth used it first in relation to his poetry. I knew somebody had said it so I put it in quotes but I wasn't certain exactly who.
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#1152443 - 03/23/07 10:05 AM Re: ..my pet bird died..so I composed a lament
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I don't know why, but the thread topic reminded me of that Monty Python bit...

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#1152444 - 03/23/07 06:41 PM Re: ..my pet bird died..so I composed a lament
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This is NOT a Lark!
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#1152445 - 03/23/07 06:43 PM Re: ..my pet bird died..so I composed a lament
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..or was that a Lirch. Feeling better now.
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