Friday, January 29, 2010

Punch and mint chip ice cream, oh my!

Oh my, it was a superb birthday!  Truth be told, I am still recovering.  Along with my punch I enjoyed two scoops of mint chip ice cream, a flavor we did not have in my day.  As you can see, I have mastered the mysteries of JPEG and posted my picture.  A painting, actually, created by my brother-in-law, Joseph Lange in 1789, and never completed.  I believe it captures my soulful nature, do you not agree?  Joseph, alas, married my first love, Aloysia Weber.  So what was I to do but wed her sister, Costanze?  (Is it any wonder that I adore opera?)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me!

On this day in the year 1756 I, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, was born into your world, and oh my, what a wonderful life I did pursue! Alas, I was compelled to take my leave long before I would have wished, and I departed with much of my music still unexpressed. Still, the knowledge that the music I did compose over two centuries ago is still listened to and appreciated keeps me alive and vibrant over here on the “other side.”

It has recently come to my attention that a certain New York novelist and composer is attempting to bring me back to life via her writing, and I must say, I applaud her desire to do so. I have made the decision to assist her in any way I can. I am therefore educating myself in the phenomenon of social networking, hence this blog through which I intend to track her efforts to celebrate my life and to hopefully involve me in yours.

So “stay tuned,” as your contemporary pundits might say, and check back frequently to see how my re-entry into your world progresses. And meanwhile, let us all enjoy a glass of punch to celebrate my birthday. I am enormously fond of punch.