The fifth week after the accident almost feels like Yann’s resurrection!
No breathing assistance anymore! (his lungs don’t show these worrying infections any more, the doctors told him). The morphine drip has been disconnected. No nocturnal feeding through this nose anymore, which means: Yann again eats real food! The nurses encourage us to bring to the Burns Unit his favorite dishes. A deluge of exquisite possibilities almost overflowed our mind.
It even doesn’t stop there: some fingers of his left hand remain exposed, his ears are almost free from burn scar, the first attempts are made to move his still bandaged arms. And now maybe the most important news: some parts which were burnt start to itch, the sure sign they are actually healing! Not exactly a nice feeling for him to endure these itches, but Yann bears all these discomforts exemplarily.
Meanwhile I’ve finished the first part of the 21st Sonata. As I told last week, it’s inspired by the home country of Gabi Sultana who commissioned this piece. As always, I’m still in doubts how to proceed, although I have the feeling that I maybe shall need 4 parts to round off this sonata. It’s surely impregnated with the emotions constantly welling up in iris and I from the moment we get up till the moment we shut our eyes. The good news is that contrarily to the former sonata I didn’t have to wait three months before the first ideas started to beleaguer my mind.
The ad hoc ensemble who will travel to Japan in November with my music is accepted by the board of the Unesco Exchange Board of Hamamatzu.
Keiko Shichijo and Gabi Sultana will play the piano Raf de Keninck the clarinet and Jolien Deley the violoncello. Iris will carry their luggage and take care they’ll get enough sleep 🙂
Liang-yu sent me this week the following (excerpt of an email):
This Summer I’ll be an artist in residence in ‘Cité internationale des Arts’ (not ‘Cité de la Musique’, though I really wish 🙂 More news about Liang-yu later.
Our home star started to show its sunny face in Belgium. This week we saw the smile reappear on Yann’s face. Who said again the planets just circle unaware of us in their Newtonian universe? 🙂