Before I start on the substance of this post, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude for all the thoughtful and supportive comments on last week’s post. To be quite honest, I was floored by the responses. I had thought I was just posting another rambling, half-baked, barely edited and perhaps of… Continue reading Songs For A Rainy Day
What’s in a name? Rivki Silver – Thoughts & Music sounds nice, but as month after month went by and it was all thoughts and no music, I wondered if it was time to take out the “Music” part of my blog’s name. But being a musician is so deeply ingrained in my personality, in… Continue reading Avinu Malkeinu
It has been ages and ages since I last wrote about music (here’s the most recent post). Thanks to Sarah’s comment on the blog’s Facebook page sharing that she liked my posts with musical clips, and hoped I would do more, I’m doing more! This one’s for you, Sarah. I’ve also been greatly enjoying Sarah Zadok’s… Continue reading Music for Fall Days
There have been a lot of huge philosophical concepts resting heavily on my mind lately: What it means to have choice, the responsibility to protect others from harm, the obligation to not place a stumbling block before the blind, the meaning of hope, the exhortation not to judge others until you are in their place,… Continue reading Three Songs Not At All Related to This Time of Year (but that you might like anyways)
Hello, my name is Rivki, and I’m a perfectionist. I think it has something to do with being a classically trained musician. Either I was already a perfectionist at birth, or it was a result of spending hour upon hour in a practice room, perfecting one measure at a time. Imagine: “No! I’m still missing… Continue reading It’s totally okay not to be perfect. Really.