Wednesday, March 23, 2016

THANK YOU EVERYONE

I'd like to thank you, dear visitors, for taking the time to leave such genuinely warm wishes and kind thoughts clearly from the heart. Truly I am touched. It means so much to me, and especially during such dreadful times. 

This is the first time that I have stopped by to check the blog since the day I last posted. I think it's just 2 days shy of a month already. 

One week after the flood, my apartment still in a Hurricane Sandy state, I learned of an illness in my
immediate family that has left me devastated. I have been walking about in a surreal, zombie-like state and it's been quite debilitating; I took off several days of work due to "nerves" as I am more than
a bit fragile when it comes to my oft extreme anxiety. Ever since I have been sleeping, going to work and sleeping again exclusively. Mostly it's trying to sleep without much success. Working has been such a strain I that I am surprised that I have been able to pull it off. Thank goodness I have!  

My passion for great music (and indeed the sharing of) has been a life raft more times than I can count - when I factor in the kind support from you, fellow musical explorers - with your insatiable appetite for delighting in discovery (like me!!!) that makes the spirit dance - it helps me to shed some of the darkness and find hope. Right now I am hopeful, and I am attaining at least some acceptance of my family's current situation. The possibility of remission does exist and that's what keeps me going; it's the vista I am creating, seeing....instead of Mt. Rushmore blocking out the sun I see Arcadian gardens before me - equally as powerful in their beauty.

I am planning to post again this week. I'd like to say starting tonight but I will see how the day goes.


Thank you once again everyone - let's keep the aural traveling alive no matter what.

Tzadik

36 comments:

theblueamos said...

Hallelujah!!!Welcome back from the cold.No more disasters please.Stay well.

bruce said...

Welcome back. I enjoy your writings and postings.

nhac giaohuong said...

Thank for all !
Love you...

Marcelo Lasta said...

Todo saldrá bien,viejo amigo melómano,paciencia,de a poco todo se repondrá y renacerás con más fuerza.Un abrazo de Tapirman.

Johannes R. Becher said...

Glad to hear from you again, and sad that things are still far from being right. Best wishes!

Paul Pearman said...

Great to hear you will soon be with us again in body, not just spirit.
Truly appreciate your efforts to bring musical spirit food to one and all. Hopefully things will come back to something like normalcy.

Scraps said...

I hope for you, and your family.

cheers & love,
Scraps

(p.s.: I am not a robot.)

;-)

Anonymous said...

Great to have you back! Really enjoy your blog.

John Smith said...

I am so sorry. I hope with all that's going on you at least have the means and inclination to listen to music. I know music has always been a consolation and a refuge to me. You probably know that, too.
Keep the faith. Know that you have like-minded friends who wish you well.

theoddvark said...

Thanks for all you've done. Best wishes for working through your difficulties.

cjvinthechair said...

Ah, Mr. T. - welcome back to the 'virtual' world; huge improvement on the real one !
Hope you may be able to get back with us more regularly ere long - meantime, best wishes for a positive resolution to your troubles.

Anonymous said...

Nice to read positive news from you. Does your life normalize? Then your posts are - of course!!! - very very welcome :-)

Matt Brown said...

So many physical and emotional blows in too short a time, and yet you continue to share, strength and peace to you who are such a purposeful giving person, and I am happy to hear that things seem to be turning around. Cliche time: keep on keeping on, and I will keep on appreciating. Jim

Ajnfah said...

I wish you all the best! Great to have you back!!!

r. said...

Good news at read you Tz! Hope you will be fine... remember this "Isn´t there a misfortune that we cannot carry on" (hope im writing good cause isnt my native language ups...

Surely you will be right back, with more focus, best attitude, healthy new habits, recovered from this stressful situations and more strenghted self, ready to continue the live, in a superior orb of plenty & self conscent capacities.

So take your time and be adaptative... remember that the Spirit of Men Was Provided by God... The More Powerful and Humble of The Creatures; Who put himself into our hearts, giving by sharing His Life, Love and Light.

Go ahead :)

r.

Tzadik said...

This is just a "quick hello". 1,000 thanks to *all* of you once again for your warmth!! I shall start to reply to individual comments tomorrow - although @ 2:43 am it already is tomorrow :-o

Kindest regards everyone

your Tzadik

Eric said...

Glad to see you are returning to some form of normalcy. Welcome back.

Tzadik said...

Hello brother Blue (you did say Hallelujah;) -I will try my best to avoid disasters. They seem to take on so many different forms as of late.

How goes everything with you?

Regards,

TZ

Tzadik said...

Thank you again Bruce for the warm welcome and words! Professor Tzadik says you are an A+ visitor around here ;-)

Best,

TZ

Tzadik said...

Hello Nhac, it's nice to hear from you! I hope you are having an easier time with the audio files now, I recall it being an issue for you at one point?

Your Stateside friend,

TZ

Tzadik said...

Estimado Tapirman por supuesto que son correctos. Uno debe tener la actitud de que todo va a mejorar en algún momento - de otro modo que a todos nos perder nuestras mentes cada día! Además, creo que es cierto. Y - hasta entonces .... tenemos música :-)

Su hermano TZ

Tzadik said...

Greetings Johannes, I thank you for the wishes. I'm back so to speak, and hope to avoid any more tsuris for awhile!

Regards,

TZ

Tzadik said...

Paul thank you for your well wishing, this means a lot. Normalcy is around the corner (note to self: good title for memoirs) I do hope.

And I am happy to announce that to some degree, even if it's only brunch for now - the eatery is again open ;)

TZ

Tzadik said...

Hello dear Scraps ole boy!

Thank you for your thoughts and words. I hope everything is alright with you?
Hmmm, are you trying to cheat the captchas again?? And is it true that you plan to
collaborate with Styx once more?

-Dōmo arigatō, Mr. Roboto!!!

TZ

Tzadik said...

Thank you anon #1 and anon #1 for the concern and kind words!

TZ

Tzadik said...

Hi John, I thank you for stopping by and taking a minute to leave kind words. This means a lot and I love seeing new names here - I hope you will choose to visit and comment anytime you really enjoy the offerings (no pressure, I simply like to remind everyone how very much I welcome dialogue around here!!).

I have found the time to focus on listening (music) as much as it's been possible over the last month. And as always it's my escape and greatest joy. Been listening to a lot of early vocal music by the likes of Palestrina, Vaet, Victoria, Dufay and many others. I always find such musics to be especially therapeutic. Of course I have been enjoying much else as well, however even a good amount of the "instrumental" music I have been getting lost in is 15th - 17th century works.

Thanks again my friend.

TZ

Tzadik said...

theoddvark you are quite welcome, and I thank you as well for being kind enough to stop and take a moment to write. I'm getting back on my feet, and happily the music room is once again more or less
open :)

Best,

TZ

Tzadik said...

Cjv, thanks again (and as always!) for your comments and friendship. However at this time I will be needing you to listen again..and then again to the Hovhaness Violin & Piano work before any further correspondence ;-P

TZ

Tzadik said...

Hello Matt B (is "Jim" a conjoined twin?)

Listen there's nothing better than a fine cliché :-) and I appreciate all that you said. Being giving is a trait that all people have inside someplace - we seem to be surrounded by the opposite much of the time but one needs to only know when they have found the real thing - people who have no motives, just their own time and friendship to share during our short time in the cosmos. That's what I try to do. Paradoxically it can be a painfully lonely pursuit. Most of my dearest friends (all of whom now live across the country instead of nearby) share a love for musics but none of them currently can I share the universe that is so-called 'classical' music. That changed once my dear friend the American composer Arnold Rosner passed on. I do make sure to have nice chats with myself however - a charming mix of the arts and psychosis ;-)

Regards,

TZ

Tzadik said...

Hi there Ajnfah, thank you for a warm welcome back! It feels like everyone's been keeping my home 'warm' and tended to in my absence. I really have great neighbors :-)

Regards,

TZ

Tzadik said...

Hello there "R" (your writing is fine...what is your native language?)

Yours are lovely comments, and positivity is indeed the key during times of stress and hardship, but even more so daily. For me it's hard enough staying positive when everything is "okay"! I must admit I'm not feeling terribly healthy right now but most of this is due to current lifestyle and a need to be more mindful. It's high-time for cognitive-behavioral therapy. As in my own, done for myself by myself. For me spirituality is found and harnessed within the realms of music. That's creation for me!

My current medication "cocktail" is proving effective too. There's pills from the Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Modern periods. While their molecular structures and ingredients are all quite different, a level of harmony is usually achieved all the same. Nothing like a well-controlled substance I say ;-)

Kind regards,

Tzadik

Tzadik said...

Hey there Eric, your comment almost slipped through the crack (really that means I need an appt with an ophthalmologist). Thank you for the kind words. I really have enjoyed being welcomed "back" by everyone to my blog - I mean that, it's as if instead of guests deserting, the fires (candles?) have been kept burning, and many of you actually give a damn about what happens or could happen around here.

Ah, looks like we are building an apartment bldg, or a community! Meanwhile I'm afraid to ask about the rent or the property taxes :-O

Regards!

TZ

Juliomm said...

Me gustaría transmitirte todo el ánimo posible y la esperanza de que mas pronto que tarde las calamidades cesan y vuelva a lucir el sol. Salud!

Ajnfah said...

Kind regards to one of the best blogs in the world!!!

Tzadik said...


Juliomm Mi amigo muchas gracias por sus amables deseos. Esto significa mucho para mí; después de todo, no somos extraños, sino que viven en el mismo planeta extraño;-) Así que de nuevo gracias por la amistad musical!

TZ

Tzadik said...

Ajnfah....that's the nicest compliment I could possibly get...I'm thoroughly flattered! I hope my tiny corner of musical discovery and joy continues to make even the smallest difference to kind souls like yourself. I survive, and with a great deal of catharsis and voluptuousness - because of music. Indeed it's the true "soul food" and sharing it is special when people reach out and relate to it, declare this as a shared passion and make room for discussion of any kind. Otherwise the effort would be an empty experience.


Keep enjoying - and yes - feel free to keep commenting, clearly you are a friend wherever you happen to find yourself on this globe :)

With warm regards,

TZ