Today I love music with friends from near and far. I love that tonight is the cottage show with Shawna Caspi and I admit that I’ve been raving about it but that’s because I’ve been looking forward to it. I love that things are looking very good for me to be performing with my band mate Rebecca instead of being a solo opener act. I love that we’re off to the TV station this morning where I will likely get tongue tied trying to interview Shawna for the show. I love that I’ll get a second chance to interview her for the radio show and I get to edit that one myself. I love the way my life has turned out in these last few years, I’ve gone from listening to music all the time to immersing myself in the culture of our musical community and even becoming a part of it. I love that every moment of my day is now either involved in the artistic creation of music or its promotion, or it is me doing something else while thinking about music. I love that I get to be a part of it all. I love knowing how excited my mother would have been about the way my life has turned out.
Today I love that I get to build a stage. I love that I can build stuff even though I often restrain myself because if I didn’t the house and cottage would be full of things that had been slapped together, used once and then left where they stand. I love that I have this horrible vision of what I would be like if left to my own devices and yet it is my own intervention that keeps me from being that way so in reality I’m a lot better at this living thing than I give myself credit for … but I have to keep a constant watch over myself, because one slip up and I’m pretty sure I’d become bad Kelly and that would be no fun for anyone but me.
Today I love barbecued suppers. I love busy days with big plans and grand finales. I love that the grand finale today will take place by the shore of the beautiful bay I’ve known all my life. I love that every now and then my mind slips a cog in the time maintenance department and I am suddenly aware of exactly how I would feel and what I would think if I were a thirteen year old boy again.
Today I love drinking coffee to charge up my reactor coils for the big day of all the shows.