Morning my Friend,
I was so prepared for my guitar class last night. I practiced in the morning with my metronome, then played along with my teacher on the Slow Downer software. I was pumped to continue in afternoon at Tuvia’s. I am coming back to my practice after time away in Spain and then a hit of Jet Lag as we re-entered home.
BUT, just before I left for Tuvia’s I did my usual email check and found a fresh message from the Burns Film Center that held me- a late invitation to preview a new movie A Late Quartet written and directed by a relatively new face,Yaron Zilberman, with a powerful cast including: Christopher Walkin, Philp Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir and Imogen Poots.
AND, the story centers around a string quartet in New York City.
A perfect event for Tuvia, but I shut everything down. I had a commitment. Of course we would see this movie but just not yet.
I didn’t say anything when I called to announce that I was on my way. I didn’t say anything through lunch at the Suburban. But coffee arrived and I looked over at Tuvia and I shared the invitation still firm that I had my commitment. Tuvia did not push, didn’t make me feel guilty but this would be a perfect evening for him, and for me.
I pulled out of my evening with Pluck and bought us two tickets online and we were on our way to Pleasantville.
It was wonderful and the post- interview with Zilberman made the experience full and complete for me but there was nothing like turning to him in movie darkness during a bit of Beethoven’s Quartet No. 14, Opus 131 watching him with love.
I will be back next week, with my guitar, I promise, but first thing’s first.