Saturday, July 11, 2009
Sunday Salon-July 12, 2009
Happy Sunday Salon to everyone. This is my collection of Native American flutes and yes I play them all. They come in various keys unlike the classic silver flute for orchestra. If you want to play in the key of A, you need to have an A flute. Hence the reason for so many.
Well, that is not exactly true. I have some duplicates because I collect them, some have special wood, inlaid stones like turquoise and abalone, and they all have different animals called a fetish. The animals cover up an important opening that helps make the flute resonate.
I like to relax by playing these wooden flutes. So, often on Sunday I will read and then play a little. My fur babies love the sound and they will nod off to sleep listening to the soft sounds. These flutes are made by Miguel Medina of Singing Tree Flutes.
Today I am reading American Lion, by John Meacham. I can definitely see why he won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography, so don't let it slip by you.
I am not a fan of Andrew Jackson because of his audacious Indian removal policy. However, there is much more to this President than I ever knew. His marriage was cloaked with scandal and his closest confidant married a woman with a sordid past causing Washington gossip to infiltrate his Presidency. To his credit, first and foremost he was determined to keep the Union whole and he treated the country as if it were family. This book reads like a novel and believe it or not has me nailed down. Who would have guessed with my rancor toward this president I would have this reaction?
Another project I keep avoiding is painting my dining room. Maybe there will be some time to get to that challenge. Reading is so much more fun.
Happy Sunday to all!!
What will you be doing today? Are you reading something really great or just so, so?
Please tell me.