Sat Oct 7: Barry and I almost forgot that we’d arranged ages ago (before our corn craze) to meet friends Connie Kronlokken and Don Starnes for breakfast in Larkspur and then to see the Live from the Met broadcast of Bellini’s Norma at the Lark. I was reluctant to leave the corn but was so glad I did! To watch Sondra Radnovsky and Joyce DiDonato sing together brought me to tears on several occasions and it was fun to think that my brother Bill was watching up in Toronto at the same time. I love the Live in HD performances and it was actually good to take a break. (Unable to resist the yummy smell, I ordered popcorn at intermission and we snickered to think that corn is everywhere around us!) We got home to a delicious lunch prepared by our house-guest from Spain – actor and translator of classical literature, Leon Stevens. (Poor Leon arrived in the midst of our creative upheaval, so he does his best to keep us fed with delicious veggie meals!)
We bike over to the garden to figure out where to hang the grapes and imagine the corn cob in position.