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The Diary
Anne Ku

28 March 2001 Wednesday





Today I witnessed the most amazing rainbow in the outskirts of Amsterdam. No, the guitarist corrected me, it was two rainbows not one.

After the sudden rain, the sky cleared and it was time to leave his houseboat. He had shown me his music, both in midi, on audio CD, and live - after he had filed his nails. Much to my surprise, the houseboat was comfortable, with windows on three sides. It would be so nice in the summer, I exclaimed. Yes, then we can sit outside on the deck.

If you look straight ahead, you could see where the dark clouds were going. You'd think of nothing but the bleakness of your life, with no end in sight. However, if you just look sideways, you'd see the colourful rainbows. Look to your right and look to your left.

The first one was for him - he would have good luck this year. The outer one, which was less striking, belonged to me. I told him that my luck would follow his. I wasn't ready to welcome good fortune yet.

Music is an aphrodisiac, especially live classical guitar music played one foot away from you. I've been there before - mesmerised by Cavatina, the second movement of the Concerto de Aranjuez, and many more exotic pieces. Is this how my listener feels when I move my fingers over the ivory keys?