Today I love Our Shotgun Wedding, the band, not the occasion. I love them for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that both members of the band are personal friends of mine. I love them because they recorded a song I wrote. I love them because they know what love is and have demonstrated that repeatedly. I love them because they love each other. I love them because they too are hosts of the same radio show I host and they take their turn doing that once every four weeks, like the rest of us. I love them because they are determined to live their lives inside the music and to that end have contrived to get themselves to New Orleans for the big international folk conference. I love them because their music is more than good, it is more than just something they perform, it is what they feel and how they feel and how they see things all put to melody with tempo and all played in harmony with their lives. I love them because they live the life and walk the path and when they find themselves straying they find their way back. I love them because they are both individually worth loving, but together they are worth even more. I love Our Shotgun Wedding because they are love in musical form.
Today I love my busy day full of writing and recording and phone calls and cooking and hosting an open mic and then, if I’m a very good boy and all the stars align (and they should …) I get to go curling tonight. I love that I have a new Facebook friend who seems genuinely tickled that I curl. I love that that just reminds that I too am genuinely tickled that I curl too. I love that no matter how much I play the game or watch others doing the same, I am still amazed by how much strategy I do not know.
Today I love already made porridge first thing in the morning. I love that my days are full of joy even when they aren’t full of anything in particular. I love that I make my days happy, make them sing, and when I do that they sing beautifully. I love that days truly are what you make of them. I love that even the ones that bring troubles and fear have the potential to be salvaged even if it is just a little, and that’s always a start.
Today I love downing coffee while I contemplate what song I want today to sing.