Ordinary Time 2017
Sometimes I have trouble believing that I am really employed as a full time musician. But then I open my messenger bag and look at all the music that I have to learn.
But when I opened my bag today, I realized I've been going at it for exactly one month now.
One month ago: change - complete, yet ongoing
And how am I celebrating? I'm taking tomorrow off. It's my weekly day off, and I'm realizing that it's really important to take it.
During the week, I practice a lot, keep track of my personal organ music as well as the music for three different choirs, rehearse with three different choirs at four rehearsals (one of which includes dinner), attend two meetings, and perform various tasks of administrivia.
It's a lot of work, but it's good work. The kind of work I've always dreamt of doing. And, unless I miss my guess, I'm starting to get into the swing of things.
So as much as I enjoy my Fridays and need to take them off, I am eager open my bag again and swing up on the bench the next day.
Allergies take the day off around these four thousand dollar cats. The sad thing is that I want one for the cat-allergic cat-lover in my life.
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