This picture was taken the night before my mother died. I had decided to go and join my colleagues, the Network Winds, and simply try to enjoy some music making together. In this picture we are performing the Beetoven Quintet. It was a sort of house party/concert at Nadina's house. Ineke and Caroline came to the party as well. This evening I'm sure gave me deep inner strength for the coming day, and days, I'm sure, because who knew what was going to happen the next day!
Music making is the most spiritual experience I know, and gives me inner strength to deal with life ! Others choose God and the Church, me, its playing and music making with wonderful friends and colleagues.
Wendy has suffered from morbid Obesity all of her life. This blog contains stories from the past and present. How her weight has affected her life. With daily updates and inserts, this all attributes to her recent decision (January 1, 2008) to begin her massive weight loss project. Her goal is to lose 200 pounds by her 50th birthday, being July 23, 2009. On July 1st Wendy reached a goal of weighing 250 pounds, but there after she unfortunately went off the diet. On Jan 1, 2011 Wendy started her weight-loss journey once again. An accomplished classical horn player, Wendy has performed with the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony , the Niagara Symphony, and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician she has performed with the Toronto Chamber Orchestra, Amici Chamber Ensemble and Network Winds. Wendy is also Executive Director of the Community Folk Arts Council of Toronto.