Last night I spent almost two hours talking to a musician friend of mine. I haven’t laughed so much in a long while. A few things he said stayed with me…
We all go through phases. At the start of Lockdown we all took the time out to reflect, detox and de-clutter. Spent time with family and friends. It was gentle and needed. But as the year closes down, especially if one is a musician….what we both agreed we need is the energy of others, the crowds, the noise. Life itself just carrying on…
Right now I am sitting in our garden in the sun with a book. I plan on soaking up the rays like the sun worshipper I am. But first this small epiphany. I like the idea of gathering time. But gathering and corralling memories that are worth holding on to. Places I can travel back to without feeling anything but joy. And there were so many of them this year. My favorite musician played a great part keeping me sane through, thank goodness! Music wasn’t an escape but a gentle and safe space. And there was so much new music!
Then I remembered one memory and decided to write this…as it a favorite.
I love that even during my bleakest moments this year I could gather time towards me and select what and where to linger. I might get annoyed with the lack of music….but for a long while all I knew was silence, so why make a big fuss about it?
Soon I will be in CT singing for my best friend (one of my Senate members) on his birthday and see a few good friends. Then, two Christmas parties and a few options for New Years eve.
But this moment right here….this moment is a wonderful one. And that’s enough for now. The best thing I can hope for anyone is that we recognize what’s wondrous when it arrives and not mourn it when it’s gone. As it never really is…After all, there’s a time for everything. Even if time and everything we see is an illusion. Best to enjoy whatever shows up.