My teacher and I met for lunch earlier in the day, followed by an email exchange. We talked about all sorts of things- recent practice troubles, more deeply ingrained patterns, our personalities and effects on the student-teacher relationship, insecurities, family background. The conversation was difficult at times, but also productive. We're also friends.
Little did we know that a photographer from our local newspaper was cheerfully taking pictures of us during our lunch conversation. She came over to us, commented that the park scenery looked so tranquil, and asked us if it would be okay to have our images published in tomorrow's paper. I smiled about this on my bike ride home. Nothing like photographic documentation of that conversation, published to the masses, to get me accustomed to having my vulnerabilities exposed!
Oh, and I sent my grant proposal off to my advisors, and got an email reply, "We're in Scotland. We won't be able to look at this for another week!"Ah well...I guess maybe I can start relaxing now?
I slept 10 hours last night. Sleep is delicious!