Today I love the stillness of morning when the day is just waiting, gathering itself to leap into its future and make its changes to the world. I love that this morning, in this stillness, I can take inventory of myself. I love that today’s inventory is suggesting a light day for my back’s sake and a busy one for my mind. I love that I am pretty sure I can both arrange and handle that. I love music and writing when my back starts twinging. I love music and writing any time, and I love that it lets me go easy on my back. I know I still have lots to do physically around here, but if I hurt myself at it it isn’t going to get done any faster, so I’m just going to take a day off, and love that rather than worrying about it.
Today I love that it is Sunday, which surely adds to the stillness of the morning, if not for real then in my mind at least. I love that the world outside is stirring, birds chirping, dogs barking from yard to distant yard to each other, every now and then a car rolls by, and it feels like it’s all in anticipation of a good day. I love that there are clouds in all four quarters of the sky, giving it depth and texture, but the sun is still finding it’s way through, here and there, and making its summery presence known. I love the feel of this easy summer Sunday in July that conjures thoughts of picnics and fishing and drives to favorite swimming places.
Today I love that this town is in the middle of another great weekend of music, with friends on marquees and posters everywhere. I love that Cataline opened for the Devin Cuddy band on Friday night after my open mic afternoon started the weekends music off. I love that last night my friends, the Elders, took on two different venues with Josie performing in one favorite spot with the Kreuger band and Rob holding his own two doors down with the Shed Shakers. I love that tonight Ritchie Parish Ritchie will be playing the Harbour Nights show at the Marine Rail Museum’s piece of the harbour wall. I love that I knew people on stage at every show. I love music people because they love music.
Today I love sitting under this cloudy sky and feeling the sun sneak through while I sip on my coffee and revel in the wonder of July Sundays in the heart of musical weekends.