Monday, July 27, 2020 - Coincidences?

Last night’s Facebook show had so many good friends with so many interconnected stories with each other and with songs that the night really reminded me of the serendipity we should expect in this world. At many times during the show I was beyond delight at the people and songs that popped in just at the right time as if someone was directing a movie. It’s a thing we have all experienced and usually shrugged at as just a coincidence, but some cultures and belief systems not only are not surprised at these but also live in full expectation of these happening every day as part of their routine. My favorite exploration of this idea comes from a book I have mentioned before and even wrote my song “The Great Mysterious” about by Roger Welsch called “The Reluctant Pilgrim: A Skeptic’s Journey into Native Mysteries.” If we accept the idea that we are all connected in ways we can’t see and that we are ultimately all one, then the idea that we have things happen in harmony with each other is not a surprise. What if we lived our lives with the anticipation and acceptance of these things every day. It would definitely bring more peace and joy. Of course some will dismiss it as magical thinking, but they can’t deny that when it happens to them they have that feeling that something more is going on. That’s how Roger Welsch referred to it - “Something is going on.” I encourage you to dwell on this idea a bit this week and see if maybe there is something “going on” in your daily interactions and happenings.  

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What have I been up to? 

Last week I played at several senior facilities and had a lot of fun. Outdoor shows work very well for these folks since they like heat and are thrilled to get outside. It was a little challenging with folks out mowing and the noise of the street, but we made it work.  

My Facebook show Thursday doing James Taylor tunes went very well. I even learned a couple songs that I had not done before, and it was really fun reminiscing over stories of James Taylor and his wonderful songs.  

My Saturday show for the Don K Guest Ranch former staff and guests went really well too. It is so much fun connecting with people from the past, and the memories just grow sweeter.  

My Sunday Facebook show was a really special time as I wrote about above. People really rise to the occasion on Sunday nights with me and make the experience truly greater than the sum of the parts.  

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What am I up to this week? 

I only have one senior facility this week which is surprising since several of the places are trying to do outdoor shows now for their residents. I’m not looking forward to cooler weather this Fall when I won’t be able to do outdoor shows anymore for the folks and I fear that the virus will still not be under control.  

Thursday 7-8:30 mountain time I'm doing another show in my theme-night series. This week I’ll be doing my own original songs. It thrills me and scares me a little to get to share my own songs, and I hope you’ll join me for a genuine evening. facebook.com/tom.munch and tommunch.com/photos-videos  

Sunday 7-8:30 mountain time is my weekly request show on Facebook, and after this last week I am really looking forward to it. I have a bunch of new requests I look forward to playing and learning. Please join me if you can. facebook.com/tom.munch and tommunch.com/photos-videos  

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That’s it for this week. Let me know if thinking of life in expectation of coincidences and serendipity leads you into any revelations this week. I didn’t mention it earlier, but those of you who follow me on Facebook will know that our mailbox was vandalized twice this last week - the second time being stolen altogether, and I’m waiting to see what coincidences come out of that experience. Be good and be safe.  

Best always, 

Tom 

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Details this week: 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing a Facebook Live Concert of my own original songs 
Where:  facebook.com/tom.munch and tommunch.com/photos-videos 
When:  Thursday, July 30, 7-8:30 pm mountain time 

Who:  Tom Munch 
What:  playing and singing a Facebook Live Concert of requests and favorites  
Where:  facebook.com/tom.munch and tommunch.com/photos-videos 
When:  Sunday, August 2, 7-8:30 pm mountain time

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