Appalachian Spring. It has been a favorite of mine since I first heard it in high school, though it wasn’t till college that I learned the 19th-century lyrics, as sung here by Judy Collins.
Kate Payne (an alumna of The Honors College where I work), making a comforting Malaysian chicken curry to eat fireside, and dining out at our favorite restaurant, Tavolino, with friends, where we had a wonderful Italian meal.
Big Tree Inn in Geneseo, New York. I had been in Geneseo – a sweet college town in Upstate, NY - performing with the college choir, preparing for our trip to Washington, DC. Penelope, my music theory professor from the Eastman School of Music, happened to be in Geneseo that day and invited me to lunch. The Big Tree Inn was then – and still is – a delightful place to have a meal or to stay for the night.