Monday , August 5, 2019 - Heartache

My heart aches this Sunday evening after the weekend's news. There is so much beauty and joy in the world, and yet some insist on spreading hatred and fear. Sometimes they spread it out of fear, and sometimes it’s just malicious manipulation for kicks. I don’t understand them, and yet I know that they are me and I am them. We are all connected. And then people respond with hatred and anger. And so my heart aches. I continue to spread all the love and goodwill I can, but sometimes it is discouraging. It is worth trying. It is worth continuing to love. The hardest part is not knowing what to do next. So I head to bed with a heavy heart. And now it’s Monday morning, and my mind didn’t ease overnight. It’s strange how sometimes my purpose and awareness kicks in and gives me peace. Just as I wrote last night, I don’t know what to do next. My heart says to love even more. I know that I am an endless wellspring that is part of the divine force of the universe, and letting that spring flow is the best thing I can do. Love is always the answer - no matter what the question. Someday I’ll understand. Someday we’ll all understand.  

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What have I been up to? 

Monday was a pretty day at the Royal Gorge Bridge playing music with Dennis Mills. We had some really nice folks stop by to listen and chat.  

Thursday was a wonderful night at the Yellow Pine Barbecue. There were so many good friends and new faces. It was a joy! 

Friday was really sweet night at Bistoro. The food and friends really made the evening. We may need to start having a cover charge of some sort to help costs at the restaurant. Let me know if you’re okay with that.  

Saturday was a memorial and two parties up in Cuchara with more good friends, and hugs, smiles, and tears were bountiful.  

Sunday was my First-Sunday Online Living Room Concert, and I played old country tunes for memories and toe tapping. It was a blast! 

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What am I up this week? 

Monday 12:30-4:30 I’m back at the Royal Gorge Bridge with Dennis Mills in the great outdoors. We’re having a great time playing oldies and originals. Come on out if you can.  

Thursday 6:30-8:30 is the penultimate (next-to-last) time for the Yellow Pine Barbecue. This has been a great summer in the barn playing for some wonderful folks. If you’ve wanted to make it there then come on out before the season is over. You need to make a reservation by Tuesday. 719-742-3528 

Friday 7-9 is a very special concert at the La Veta Mercantile swapping songs with my friend Daniel Market. Daniel is a brilliant songwriter, and I’m honored to share the stage with him. Expect an evening of laughter and reflection in the best songwriting tradition. Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 at their Facebook page. We’d love to have you.  

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That’s it for this week. Today I’m going to reflect and try to show love to everyone I meet, starting with you.  

With love, 

Tom 

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Details this week: 

Who: Tom Munch and Dennis Mills 
What: playing and singing  
Where: South side of the Royal Gorge Bridge on the big stage 
When: Monday, August 5, 12:30-4:30 pm 

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing & singing at the barbeque  
Where:  Yellow Pine Guest Ranch, Cuchara.  719-742-3528  
When:  Thursday, August 8, 6:30-8:30 pm 

Who:  Tom Munch and Daniel Market 
What:  playing a songwriters’ concert 
Where:  La Veta Mercantile (The Merc), 300 South Main Street, La Veta 719-742-3387 
When:  Friday, August 9, 7-9 pm