Monday, January 14, 2019 - Empathy

I was at a couple parties interacting with folks yesterday, and I was reading the room and getting to know people as I was talking to them. I was amazed at the variety of experiences people had. And then I was reading a friend’s life story this morning. The places he’d traveled and the things he’d seen were simply amazing - sorrows and joys. We never know what another person has gone through and what they know. We tend to think everyone has the same experience as us, but everyone has had their own troubles and triumphs. Taking care in knowing we’ve all had a life that has shaped us in our own ways on this journey should guide us in our every interaction. I’m fascinated to know what others have gone through in their lives. I feel a oneness with everyone ultimately, but I know they have faced their own set of circumstances to make them who they are today. I will try to keep this in mind as I go through my day. I appreciate you, my friend.  

What have I been up to? 

Cuchara Chapel had to cancel the service last Sunday because the snow was already 17” by Saturday noon with no end in sight. I think they had at least 30” by the end of it. That worked out okay because I wound up with a cold and fever that knocked me out from late Monday to part of Thursday. I also picked up an anniversary party on Sunday afternoon that would have been difficult timing if I would have had to rush back from Cuchara. It’s amazing how everything works together.  

What am I up to this week? 

Friday 7-10 I’m back at Walter’s Brewery Taproom. We had so much fun the last time I played here, and I’m really looking forward to it again! Please come out if you can.  

Sunday I’m back at Cuchara Chapel 10-11 if the weather allows this time. It’ll be great to see the valley with so much snow.  

That’s it for this week. I did book Walter’s February 16 and March 15, so in addition to first-Fridays at Bistoro and first-Sundays on Concert Window online that’ll be a good rotation for a couple months. I have some other special events like the Bell Tower in Florence on March 16 and another Crunch and Munch with Ken Saydak at The Merc in La Veta on April 13.  

Best, 

Tom 

Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing 
Where:  Walter’s Brewery Taproom, 126 Oneida Street, Pueblo. 719-542-0766 
When:  Friday, January 18, 7-10 pm 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing for chapel service 
Where:  Cuchara Chapel, 16400 CO Hwy 12, Cuchara, CO 
When:  Sunday, January 20, 10:00 am