There’s nothing like the second week of school to take the wind out of my sail. The first week is always fresh and exciting. What will my teachers be like!? Will I know anybody?! Will I show up naked…etc. Well my first week was just that. And now as week 2 begins I get to experience my Monday for the first time. Last Monday of course being Labor Day – and the last time I busked. I could already feel my guitar chops differently when I played for the first extended time period last night at church. The difference is remarkable. I practiced piano pretty much all week in order to learn the songs for church yesterday. Lots of good it did. But not to my guitar chops.
Anyway enough music – back to school.
Today was my first day of a class called Jewish Mysticism. My teacher looks and sounds exactly like Sarah Jessica Parker. I had to double take when she walked in – big time. So this officially becomes my favorite class since I have Sarah Jessica Parker as my teacher. And it also becomes my least favorite class because she is going to be a ball buster. Her syllabus is crammed with crap that I know nothing about – 300 pages a week. And she requires a 25 page paper on a topic of my choosing by Mid November (just in time for my birthday!)
I’m thinking at this point that I’ll do my paper on the following topic. A Jewish Mystic’s Interpretation of Song of Songs: Music, sensuality, sexuality, and sound and the science of ecstatic experiences. That’s the idea at least – but that would be a terrible title.
So the thing about this paper is this: I’ll be writing – and if I’m liking it I’ll post it on this blog. By all means feel free to comment dear reader, and I’ll take your perspectives into consideration as I write. Should be fun!
And for my second class of today I get to watch a movie on the second commandment – life is good.