Heck of a time this morning reworking the lyrics to Stella by Starlight for a memorial project related (in spirit and craft) to Soulographie. The victim was co-founder of the Hypatia society at her school; brings up engineering and astronomy, hence:
That great symphonic theme,
That’s Stella by starlight,
And not a dream,
My heart and I agree,
She’s everything on this earth to me.
Additional readings from Mame Hunt (contributing to a list for the summer’s BIARI project here at Brown) –
Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, M.D.
Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on Mind, Body and Society ed. Bessel A. van der Kolk
Today (Friday) is our Tenderloin Opera meeting (weekly opera-making workshops with people who are homeless and homeless advocates). Cutting and scoring Yankee Doodle Martians – about a vampire ferret, Sideshow Bob and the miraculous rescue of baby Mella in an apocalyptically flooded Providence…