Monday, April 12, 2021 - Working Through Thoughts

I’m not sure what to write about today. This is one of those Mondays that really feels like a Monday. I’m a little frazzled from trying to keep track of several things at once, and I’m not used to that since COVID slowed everything down so much. I wrote about multitasking a few weeks back, and how this year had helped me do less of that. Today is different somehow. This past year has been different like that as well. There have been several mind shifts from one structure set to another. I’m a creature of habit, and I like to get my life into a series of habits that let me take care of the mundane things in life automatically so that I can concentrate on the things that are more creative and engaging. I have found that I’ve changed habits a few times, and I suspect a lot of people have been doing that too. And in one way I’m annoyed by the frequent changes, and in another way it just reminds me that there is depth beneath all these changes that is more reliable and permanent. My undercurrent of peace and timelessness is ever a source of strength and resilience. All I have to do is slow down for a moment and remember that truth. And I guess this blog today has been more a working through of this thought process. I imagine you have a similar way to work through your thoughts and center yourself. Thanks for coming along with me on mine! 

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What have I been up to? 

I had three senior facilities to play for last week - two outside and one inside. It’s tough to keep the social-distancing and mask-wearing discipline in check. It was so good to see everyone, and it was so difficult to not give hugs and handshakes. 

My Thursday online show playing my own original songs was great fun. I even did some songs I haven’t played in 30 years or more - had to relearn them, in fact. It was a wonderful night, and it’s so gratifying to have folks be so supportive of my writing. 

My Sunday online show included several new-to-me tunes that I really enjoyed. Our group of friends and fans is so genuine and caring that is always a lift for everyone. You’re always welcome if you’d like to join in. 

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What am I up to this week? 

I have three senior facilities this week, and I’m looking forward to seeing several folks I haven’t seen in a year or more. I know we lost some people at a few places, and I’m apprehensive about seeing some absent as well. This has been a tough year, but we keep supporting each other and staying the course. 

My Thursday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will feature older folk songs from the likes of Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Burl Ives. There is a wealth of great folk songs from this genre that most everyone knows, and I’m really looking forward to sharing these with everyone. Come on out if this kind of evening appeals to you. 

My Sunday online show 7-8:30 mountain time will feature favorites and requests as always. I have a few stored up that are really special, so I hope to have a wonderful night. Come on out if you can. 

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That’s it for this week. Please be safe and caring for each other. Let me know how you are doing with the many changes over this past year and the habits you’ve created or given up. 

Best always, 

Tom 

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Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of older folk songs songs 
Where:  facebook.com/tom.munch and tommunch.com/online-concerts   
When:  Thursday, April 15, 7-8:30 pm mountain time  

Who:  Tom Munch  
What:  playing and singing an online concert of favorites and requests  
Where:  facebook.com/tom.munch and tommunch.com/online-concerts   
When:  Sunday, April 18, 7-8:30 pm mountain time

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