We spent a lot of time organizing again yesterday in the basement after we had a mini flood last weekend and decided to put everything on the floor in or on plastic containers to get them off the floor. That meant going through equipment boxes I’ve saved in case things needed to be shipped for repair or sold. This is similar to when I wrote about cleaning out my closet, but with the equipment I had other quandaries that kind of addled my brain. Before I get rid of a box I have to decide if I need it to sell the equipment and if the equipment is better off being donated or recycled. This starts a consideration with some pieces because they are all interrelated. If I get rid of a tape deck do I need to make sure I don’t have tapes that need to be digitized? If I get rid of an old laptop do I need to wipe or destroy the hard drive? If I get rid of a mixer do I have other equipment that goes with it like mounts and accessories? I did this with a bunch of boxes, and I have to tell you that my brain doesn’t jump through the contortions this takes like it used to. You wouldn’t think that what I do for a living would be so complicated, but I think I made it this way because I used to enjoy the complexity. I guess the lesson is to either not make things so complex, or clear everything out every so often so there’s no residue and confusion. And I don’t want to leave things behind that at some point should just be bulldozed into the earth. Maybe that’s the metaphor for what I need to do with all the complexity - bulldoze it into the earth! But a deep breath and an awareness of why I’m here and what I’m doing is all it takes to center me and get me back on track.
What have I been up to?
Friday night at Bistoro was a another stellar evening with good friends and a great time. I so enjoy these folks and this venue!
Sunday's Online Concert was full of New Orleans and Irish music for Mardi Gras and St. Patrick’s Day. It was so much fun!
What am I up to this week?
Saturday I’m playing a private party for a 100th birthday that should be a blast! I’m looking forward to it.
Sunday I’m back at Cuchara Chapel for another morning of mountain views and a little spirituality. So enjoyable and rewarding. Come out if you like!
That’s it for this week. Be good to each other and have a great Mardi Gras!
Who: Tom Munch
What: playing and singing for chapel service
Where: Cuchara Chapel, 16400 CO Hwy 12, Cuchara, CO
When: Sunday, March 10, 10:00 am