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She would take her time getting back to work, the veins had been giving her trouble for years, so another few months taking it easy, making sure she was fully recovered before she returned to the maelstrom of public service employment, would not make such a dent in her attendance record. She breathed in the salt air, remembering a time in the past when James had walked with her, linking her arm in his, Barley Cove in the summer, sunny days filled with future promises.
She felt the tears prick her eyes, and brushed them away impatiently. No time for silly sentiment. The past was the past, time healed, move on, all the customary platitudes came into her head but instead of reassuring her they only made her more sad and despondent.
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It had been ten years ago. James had turned up out of the blue, an old flame, his engaging smile, and dark eyes twinkling with mischief. He had made her heart turn somersaults, and she had fallen in love with him with an intensity that amazed her, because she had resigned herself, at the advanced age of forty plus, to be a single woman for the rest of her life.
She had a comfortable little apartment on the outskirts of the city, a wide circle of friends, holidays abroad twice a year — and then James had appeared on the scene, with his dynamic personality, his stark confession after six months meeting him that he was totally in love with her, had taken her completely out of her comfort zone, and left her in a state of exquisite anticipation of a life filled with the love and respect of a decent man.
She sat on the bench beneath the cliffs, watching the waves rebound off the stone, foam scattering everywhere, the tides of early February unpredictable as the angry waters beat relentlessly against the cliffs. There was nobody about, herself just a lone figure, hunched shoulders into her padded jacket, her hair held firmly in her woollen beret. She put out her hand tentatively as if to clutch somebody, an instinctive gesture, the vision of James coming into her head and the way he used to clasp her hand in his, warm and comforting, making her feel so loved and protected.
She had known James as a young woman, had danced with him in the local hall, had laughed with him when they had been discussing their futures, and then had gone their separate ways in life, James bringing him as far afield as Australia, Sadie settling into her safe, pensionable job in the Civil Service. And when James had re-entered her life, it was as though everything had fallen into place, the jig-saw of her life complete. Ten years, Sadie thought sadly. She had made tentative investigations, even contacting the police asking them to investigate his disappearance, but there had been little success.
His job in a finance consultancy firm told her that he had handed in his resignation and told them that he was going abroad, taking time out for a while. So she had waited, and waited, and after a year, when there had been no more contact, she had given up reluctantly.
But it had left a void in her heart that could not be mended, and now, as she got up slowly to continue her walk, she felt that maybe it had been a mistake to come back to Barley Cove to recuperate, too many bittersweet memories, James constantly in her brain as she walked the same walks they had made together, hand in hand.
She braced her shoulders determinedly, striding a little more positively forward. She had been on her own before James had come into her life, she would continue on without him.
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It was getting dark as she neared the hotel, the lights from the dining room welcoming in the cold of the night. She went to her room, showered and changed into a peach-coloured dress, a string of pearls at her neck, her hair she manoeuvred into an elegant little chignon at the back of her head, and she had some degree of satisfaction when she looked down at her almost perfect leg, the offending veins now disappeared, affording her more comfort as she walked.
She entered the dining room, and the smiling waitress directed her to her customary seat by the window, a spattering of rain partially blocking her vision as she looked out at the almost deserted car park. Sadie smiled at the waitress and thanked her as a steaming bowl of soup was placed in front of her.
I'm sorry we didn't sell a few more CDs - I think their minds were still in Afghanistan. As Sadie said, it was very touching that they even clapped the video clips. Once again, many thanks for a wonderful opening concert and setting the Festival off on such a positive note.
Brian Graham artist What a wonderful evening. To have music of the calibre provided last night in Swanage was a true and somewhat rare luxury. Shaftesbury Jenny Lord oboist Wonderful wonderful concert Sadie, huge thanks to you all.
I loved your music for CP.
Mark Hewitt composer I just wanted to say that the Rosegarden of Light concert was the best concert I've been to in What was remarkable for me was the freshness of the your music.
It was so refreshing to go to a concert that leaves one feeling changed for the better. It was a complete triumph. I can't tell you how much we all enjoyed it. I am listening to the CD now. A minute ago Lauire was dancing around the room to it and we had a really interesting conversation about the Taliban and the work you are doing. You are a true inspiration, so wonderful to see the work being done and stories like Wahid moving forward and grasping all of life. I am so pleased I came. It is a night I will remember always.
Jean Daw mature student Just wanted to tell you how much Jack and I enjoyed the marvellous concert last week. You are all working so hard. There's so much to say - the performances were utterly top notch and Sadie's The Rosegarden of Light was a spectacularly lifeaffirming work that combined virtuosity, beauty, elegance and excitement with a deeply felt heart. No sentimentality here, the music communicated directly through its strongly crafted melodies connecting traditional Afghan folk tunes with Sadie's own compositional aesthetic in a whirlwind of joy.
Such accomplished and profound music. Can't wait to listen again on the CD I'm holding. Jennifer Newbury writer Simon and I had a brilliant time last night. The music was so beautiful and inspiring. Congratulations to all involved. You have so much to be proud of.
Frome An absolutely brilliant evening with amazing music - thank you Sadie! Martin Penning luthier Just to say "Great concert last night ". I hope you had a good chill day, last night was fantastic.
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We really enjoyed your pieces and all of the program. Shame about the numbers but everyone who went loved it. It is — and the concert was — a fascinating listen. Utterly committed performers, some crafty arrangements by violist Kevin Bishop, and at the heart of the project the Harrison work. It alternates field recordings from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music in Kabul with responses to those pieces, played live by the American string sextet Cuatro Puntos.
The ensemble has a double bass rather than a second cello: But filigree sounds are there too. This is music of great beauty and power, with moments of foot-tapping energy.
All involved with the project are committed to the ANIM institute. Review in The Fine Times: What kind of country is it where it requires huge courage for girls to learn to play instruments? What kind of god asks its adherents to smash exquisite traditional instruments and bans the making of music or even singing as you work in the fields?
Video film of the smiles and concentration on the faces of Afghan girls playing music with Afghan and American teachers says more about the plight of ordinary people under a regime of brutal fanatics than any Mad Max images of gun-waving fighters on armoured vehicles racing across the desert amid clouds of swirling sand. The three-part film of Ensemble Zohra was shown as interludes between performances of The Rosegarden of Light Gulistan-e Nurto a small but captivated audience at the Silk Mill in Frome, part of an international tour that also visits Shafesbury before heading for Berlin and The Hague.
It is also a project that involves Sadiethe Afghan National Institute of Music ANIM and the American string sextet Cuatro Puntos Four Cornersa non-profit ensemble dedicated to global cooperation and peace through writing, performing and teaching music. It was only with the rise of the puritanical Taliban that the enjoyment of beauty in all its forms — as part of a deeply religious culture — was stamped on.
The lives of women — always hard and constrained by rigid codes of morality — became almost unendurable, with bans on education, music, colourful clothes and most forms of socialising. The organisation works particularly with street children and trains teachers to take their skills and music to other parts of the country. A film made over several years, shown at The Rosegarden of Light evening, features Waheed, a child who scratches a pittance selling plastic carrier bags to shoppers, and has learned to play the piano.
Rosegarden composer Sadie Harrison wrote a piece for him called A Gift of Music — his smile as he plays is heart-breaking and uplifting.