I’m writing from the repair shop this morning as I have regular service done on my vehicle. I normally try to exercise myself and walk our dog Beau in the early morning, but I like getting car service done early so I have the rest of the day ahead of me. Alas, I have pangs of longing as I leave the house without the exercise and walk. I really treasure the early morning as the horizon brightens and then the sun rises. I find it to be a time of renewal and awakening. My body feels light as I get the blood flowing and my lungs working. Then to see the light on the prairie and mountains as the sun creeps down and across them is truly grand. I used to not like the cold of the dawn, but I find that it’s not so bad if I bundle up and get moving. Beau is so joyful and energetic, and he is so attentive to all the sights and smells as we pass chicken coops and bunnies grazing on the grass. Occasionally we hear coyotes in the distance or have one dart across the path before we reach the house with the goat and horse that we greet daily. Sometimes neighbors are out with their dogs in their yards that we chat with and run up and down the fence (that’s mostly Beau and his friends.) But mostly it is a time of solitude and deep thoughts as I feel the earth under my feet and my muscles and bones converting angles and physics to fluid movement. It is truly an inspirational and spiritual time of the day for me that I cherish. How about you? Do you have a time and place in your day that give you spiritual rejuvenation?
What have I been up to?
Saturday was a wonderful time playing for the spaghetti fundraiser at the First Christian Church in Cañon City. I played love songs and tried to spread the spirit of Valentines Day to all the folks. I think we raised some good funding for the community and enjoyed some food and music to boot!
What am I up to this week?
Sunday at 7:00 mountain time is my First-Sunday Online Concert from our living room for March. Being that it’s March you can expect a little Irish music for St. Patrick’s Day. I really love Irish music, and there are so many stunning Irish songs that cannot be denied. I’ll mix in some other songs as well. I’m sure it will go by too quickly, but that’s as it should be - life is short. Please tune if you can - concertwindow.com/tommunch.
That’s it for this week. I’m spinning my wheels a little bit without my regular places to play. I guess I’d better get on the horn and book a couple other places before summer. I miss playing for you all! I may do a few more online shows to fill in.
Details this week:
Who: Tom Munch
What: playing and singing
Where: online at https://www.concertwindow.com/
When: Sunday, March 4, 7-8ish pm MST