Monday, September 23, 2019 - Self-Destruction

I’m still watching and reflecting on the PBS documentary about country music, and a recurring theme among stars is their self-destructive habits. So many of them have trouble handling the stress of the road or the complications of stardom, and for some it leads to alcohol or drugs or bad behavior. It’s a problem that plagues most societies. I sometimes feel a little self-destructive myself. Exhaustion or self pity or conflict can turn into a desire to throw it all away with bad behavior or indulgence. This seems to come from forgetting why I’m here or allowing myself to be separated from my spiritual senses. It’s part of the reason I try to build in wonder in my life - in beauty, in nature, in music, in friendships. All these things help me to keep self-destruction in check. It’s another facet of the love versus fear conundrum I often mention. Fear drives destruction, and loves drive peace and purpose. This life sure gets complicated when, in truth, it is so simple. What do you think? 

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What have I been up to? 

Wednesday was great fun at the Pueblo Zoo playing for Senior Discovery Days. It wasn’t the big blowout that the previous Senior Safari had become, but it was a great group of folks.  

Friday was the concert for the Good Sam’s folks, and the theme was “Pioneer Spirit,” so I did a bunch of old pioneer songs which was so much fun.  

Saturday was a Philmont reunion where I had such a good time seeing old friends, sharing Oktoberfest food and beer, and singing a few songs.  

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What am I up to this week? 

I just have one public gig on Thursday when I play for the Sangre De Cristo Arts Center from 5:30 to 7:30 for the final celebration of their Luster Exhibition. This exhibition features spectacular artwork on cars and motorcycles. It’s pretty cool. Come on out.  

The weekend I’ll be back to the mountains to close up our family cabins for the year.  

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That’s it for this week. I hope you enjoy the beautiful Fall season.  

Best, 

Tom 

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Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing for the final celebration of the Luster Exhibition BY INVITATION ONLY
Where:  Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, 210 N Santa Fe, Pueblo 719-543-0130 
When:  Thursday, September 26, 5:30-7:30 pm