Today I love musical Friday evening memories. The music is still playing in my head from the great open mic we had yesterday afternoon. This community never struggles very hard to to bring on the talent. Then the amazing show we attended last night at Heartwood Hall where my friends Drew Ferguson and Rob Elder opened the evening for my friend Samantha Martin and her wonderful band, Delta Sugar. What a wonderful experience, to see people you know, or are on nodding terms with, taking over a stage and setting it on fire. And to be in an audience full of friends who also appreciate good music is icing on the cake. And you can never eat too much music cake.
Today I love that it is of course Saturday and that means I’m off shortly to my wonderful Owen Sound Farmers’ Market for food for the week and company and chatter and breakfast right there in the middle of it all. Go, find your towns Farmers’ Market if you can and learn what’s there for you, make it your highlight of the week and find the good there. Food, characters, connections, get your fill. I promise it will be worth loving. And if you ever get to my town in your travels, make sure you include a Saturday morning at the market here.
Today I love that the promised thaw has descended upon us. It was wonderfully mild yesterday and last evening as we left the hall, and it’s supposed to continue through today as well. It is mild enough that there are puddles of water on the streets. The walk to the market today will be balmy. Last week it was wickedly cold and bracing, made me feel alive, this week I’ll feel alive in a different way. I’ll feel alive with the anticipation of the changing seasons. The sounds of the world are starting to change their feel as well. There is something about the sound of traffic, and birds, and train and factory whistles, that change as the seasons change. That always makes me reflect on what each season has to offer.
Today I love coffee at the Farmers’ Market with friends and later at the café with more friends. There will be talk, oh yes there will be talk, and there will be laughter and possibly some music. There will be discussions of work and society and politics, refugees and reform, money and memories. And there will be coffee, lots of coffee. I’ll have another cup of that, thanks.