When David plays the piano for Eleanor, she lies on the sofa and he unplugs the refrigerator and turns off the furnace. 'I’m inclined toward quiet,' he says, 'because it helps creativity, not only in my piano playing, but also with inventing.
When it comes to color decisions, oh boy...There are painters who refuse to get involved...It certainly can be a can of worms, so to speak. It’s a funny psychology based on personal associations....I’ve spent endless hours mixing, matching, and changing colors for people, repainting whole rooms, sometimes three times.
There was solace in pricking out lettuce seedlings indoors while a blizzard thrummed outside, although I’d have rather been working in the garden. Island gardeners are eager to immerse in all spring work with headlong energy, rather than waiting.