Sami’s Back in Town

July 29

This world is full of conflicts and full of things that cannot be reconciled. But there are moments when we can… reconcile and embrace the whole mess, and that’s what I mean by ‘Hallelujah.’ ~ Leonard Cohen

[The photographer of the above photo . . . ]

[Janet is pretty much responsible for every entertainment venue that occurs in town (and maybe even in other places) . . . ]

[Our server, Vicky, from the original SAWA times remarked it was just like the good ole days – fun with all the original fans. Sami Steidl was back to play with the boys from Tuesday Night Club. She was our first discovered wunderkind after we retired here . . . ]

The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer. ~ Victor Borge

It always seems impossible until it’s done. ~ Nelson Mandela

[Sami moved to Colorado in 2014 but drops by occasionally to play with the local musicians she grew up with . . . ]

If I knew where the good songs came from, I’d go there more often. ~ Leonard Cohen

When things get really bad, just raise your glass and stamp your feet and do a little jig. That’s about all you can do. ~ Leonard Cohen

Music is the emotional life of most people. ~ Leonard Cohen

[Admittedly, a terrible job of getting any good shots of Sami. They had the audacity to seat her entire family in front of us . . . ]

Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. ~ Leonard Cohen

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. ~ Buddha

When you play a violin piece, you are a storyteller, and you’re telling a story. ~ Joshua Bell

I usually listen to the same thing over and over again: Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D Major. And Leonard Cohen. ~ Sue Townsend

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy? ~ Albert Einstein

A video at Sami’s high school graduation party, 2011 . . .

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in. ~ Leonard Cohen

The last refuge of the insomniac is a sense of superiority to the sleeping world. ~ Leonard Cohen

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin. ~ Honore de Blazac

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