Today I love musical friends and the time they take to engage socially even in these weird times. I love how they have to be good at so many things and though that doesn’t make them happy, they keep going. I love that while they are trying to make a living, they are doing it by trying to find ways to entertain others, create things for them to enjoy. I love that musicians want to be entertaining. I love that so many of us are ready to help each other whenever one of us gets an idea for a collaboration. I love how many times I’ve had musicians offer to play with me, and how in the few times that I’ve asked I don’t think I’ve ever had one musician say no thanks with no solid reason. I love how often I’ve ended up being on stage spontaneously for no other reason than someone said, “Hey, come on up here for a minute.” I love that I’ve done that to a few people as well and it has always resulted in a happy audience. I love that musicians are so very often other musicians greatest fans. I love that I get to be a fan of musicians through the radio show I work on with my other musician friends.
Today I love that Sunday’s radio show is well on its way to being complete and it will be sent off to the radio station by this afternoon. I love that I am still slowly getting other things done around here, even if it’s mostly just cooking. I love that we got the air conditioner back into the house just in the nick of time for this heat wave. I love that I can look back at all the life I spent scoffing at air conditioning and now that my lungs and heart are suggesting they might go on strike without it I am able to endure the embarrassment of having it on with a modicum of bruised dignity. I love that last night we toddled off to the bay and threw ourselves into it and my demeanor and strength returned to normal levels of happy and adequate in mere moments.
Today I love that I live where I do. I love that I get to do all these things that make me happy. I love that even though I’ve slowed down, I’m still adding to the list and checking things off as I go and life is still very much an adventure that I would not trade for anything.
Today I love sipping coffee in the cool of the kitchen while the day warms up and gets ready to toast the lawn to a more golden brown color.