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Today I Love Music In My Community

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Where once a meadow stood …

Today I love music in my community and how I always seem to find some when I need it. I love that I got to attend the 25th annual Noon Hour Concert Series Finale last night and it was pretty darned spectacular. I love listening to any kind of music when I’m in the mood for it, but some music suits any mood and last night’s stuff was that kind of music. I love hearing friends like Robert Tite and Sebastian Ostertag and Kati Gleiser playing, love being one of the people that gets to collect some of the interest on their investment in music. I love that they were able to give that nice young Danny Michel a hand by letting him and his band play with them, I think he might do okay. I love how music lifts me, holds me up when I’m feeling the gravity of life, is one of the incontrovertible proofs that there is magic in this world. I love that I found the magic early in my life and clung to it, even when I was taking it for granted and not recognizing its power, love that it has held on to me all these years and still welcomes me with its warm embrace.

Today I love this soft, cool summer morning that was obviously out late last night and has stumbled home with a hint of autumn on its somewhat drunken breath. I love how the air smells like school starting, like anxiety over clothes and pencil cases and new teachers and just a hint of apples, or maybe the hint is that there should be the taste of apples in this air. I love that I have my old zip up cardigan on as I sit here on the front porch office and write. I love that I have a clearer view of the right of way across the street where they cut down the tall grass, though I loved that meadow like place where the neighborhood cats would practice their hunting skills for when they decide to begin the revolution and take over the world.

Today I love pineapple and strawberries in my home made porridge. I love that the world seems small and close and friendly right now, though at any minute it could be vast and awe-inspiring and wondrous in a gigantic way, a brobdingnagian way. I love that I immerse myself in this world of wonder every day.

Today I love drinking coffee here on the front porch office while I contemplate this wide world of wonder and try to sum it up into words.

 

Today I Love Music In My Community

Kelly Babcock

I was born in the city of Toronto in 1959, but moved when I was in my fourth year of life. I was raised and educated in a rural setting, growing up in a manner I like to refer to as free range. I live in an area where my family history stretches back 6 or more generations. I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 50 and have been both struggling with the new reality and using my discoveries to make my life better. I write two blogs here at Psych Central, one about having ADHD and one that is a daily positive affirmation that acts as an example of finding the good in as much of my life as I possibly can.

Find out more about me on my website: writeofway.

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APA Reference
Babcock, K. (2018). Today I Love Music In My Community. Psych Central. Retrieved on September 20, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/today-i-love/2018/08/today-i-love-music-in-my-community/

 

Last updated: 30 Aug 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 30 Aug 2018
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