September Scrapbook by Justin Giarrusso published on 2013/07/26 05:04:32 +0000 Scrapbooks are vessels of memory, bringing the past back to life before our eyes. September is full of memories of new beginnings; of the fiery beauty of the changing leaves; and of the delicate balance between the temperate autumn weather and the impending cold of winter. The scrapbook opens with a sense of curiosity, revealing a collage of fall memories. After leafing through a few pages, the images come to life before the mind’s eye, almost as an out-of-body experience. But as the last pages are turned, reality fades back into perspective. With September’s dusty memories stirred, we are left lingering in a moment of nostalgia. Premiered on June 23, 2013 at the fresh inc festival by Jennifer Woodrum (clarinet), Danielle Simandl (violin), Jacobsen Woollen ('cello), and Ryan Greene (piano). Copyright ©2013 by Justin Giarrusso. All Rights Reserved.