“What’s New?” is a jazz standard I first encountered in the 1960’s.
Here are two versions of it, from YouTube. Linda Rondstadt:
and Frank Sinatra:
“What’s New?” is another post title I haven’t used yet, although I have written these posts:
What’s new? I’ll tell you, first, what’s NOT new: My starting out a blog post post with a choice of songs AND a review of the past.
So what IS new? Yesterday, eight people came to my Wednesday group. In my therapy groups, people can participate when and how often they choose, so that many people (new and old) showing up is …. wonderful.
Something we discussed, in group yesterday, is how trying something new can raise anxiety and fear, but also excitement and hope.
So what else is new? Well, I took some photos yesterday and, for whatever reasons, I was focusing on the new:
Here’s something else that’s NOT new, this morning: I’ve included too many photos to adequately explain now, before I leave for work. I do want to tell you this, though: the gentleman showing off his new camera, above, is my co-worker Mark, whom bf Michael and I ran into last night, unexpectedly. Also, what do you think those berry-looking things are, in the last two photos? They looked new to Michael and me, so we asked somebody about them, who was kind enough to answer, peel one, and give it to us.
What else is new, for you?
Thanks to Linda Rondstadt, Frank Sinatra, Bob Haggart and Johnny Burke (the creators of “What’s New?”), Michael, Mark, and the nice guy at Whole Foods last night; to people in my therapy groups; to those who try new things; and to you — of course! — whether this is all new to you, or not.