Today I love how small this world is. I began my morning by reading an essay entitled “I moved to small-town Ontario and got an attitude adjustment” and was interested because the excerpt read “Scanning the room, I saw a man in a turban sitting in his own row. I thought, ‘I’ll show that I’m from a big multicultural city and go and sit beside him’” and I thought “Cool, I’ll get some insight into an alternate lifestyle. Imagine my surprise when, as I read, I discovered that I knew the man that was being spoken of, had spoken with him, had visited him and had coffee with him in his home just like the person writing the story. How small is this world? Just small enough to love.
Today I love that last night I was once again welcomed into the world of music and musicians and made to feel at home again. I love the men and women of my community that put their thoughts into phrases, lines, couplets, stanzas, verse, chorus and bridge, then put those to music and stand on stage alone or in small groups, offering the result to any who will listen. I love that they listen to what I have to offer as well. I love that they offer insights that I hadn’t found on my own, or couldn’t see from my point of view. I love attending open mics and I love running open mics and I love this town for the wealth of music outlets that it has.
Today I love that I accomplished so much yesterday. I wrote half of a two part humour article, prepped the strapping in that room with no ceiling to be ready for the tiles on order, got some groceries, wrote a blog, had company for supper, and made it out to the open mic. And I did all that with my shoes on the right feet and my shirt right side out. I love printed T-shirts because they are harder to put on inside out and not notice. I love this mornings sunrise, the mildness of the day, the calling of adventure and the excitement of potential it is offering. I love that there will be music practice today. I love that my life is going forward and not standing still. I love that life is like an escalator, you can stand still and it will move you forward, or you can climb it like a stair and get where you’re going in a hurry if you are excited enough.
Today I love coffee. And I need another cup. This is going to be good, the coffee, and the day.