Music Is The Backdrop To My Life

I have watched Dónal look very hard at the monitor of his laptop for the last few months. I have watched him smile, I have watched him focused and sometimes angry and I have even watched him curse a little too… I never knew what was actually going on on the other side of the screen and every time I asked what he was doing I was told that it was for him to know and for me to find out…

Meanwhile, I crochet hats galore, prepared workshops, installed the The Irish Reef with friends. I fiddled with new ideas and was creative in my own mind.

The other night, Dónal finally revealed what had him absorbed for so long. It turned out to be a lovely little animation he made for a tune he wrote and released on his latest CD called Slipstring. It is a lovely song written for sincere reasons and the animation compliments it beautifully.

I feel very privileged to have real live music written and performed beautifully by a real human being as a backdrop to my life. No sampling, just pure musicality.

Music and the rhythm of the crochet hook go hand in hand so well!