It's been a long day. Sunday afternoon - what I have done my best to honor for the past several months as a Sabbath rest - has morphed into a music marathon day. I'm not complaining... rather fascinated by it actually.
This morning started at 8:15am with my role as Minister of Music at Christ Lutheran Church, with special music today including two guest musicians. Left there at 10:45am and headed to Cape Cod Church to partake in the worship service singing praise to God from the midst of the congregation. A brief time at home to walk Rosie, then a two hour rehearsal at Highfield Theater as rehearsal piano accompanist for their White Christmas performance. A quick dinner, then back to Cape Cod Church for choir rehearsal for their Christmas choir event. Totaled - that's something close to 7 hours of music!
What is most remarkable about this is that I have been praying for more music in my life. More specifically - that my livelihood might be derived from a lovely mix of music, painting/art, and writing. And voila! I was approached for the accompanist position at Highfield. Didn't dare turn it down - too obviously in response to a prayer petition I had started about four days before it showed up. At least that is how I perceived it.
I'm tired again tonight, but it is most definitely a good tired. A feeling grateful tired. To quote Willy Nelson - "The life I love is making music with my friends."
It's not the only thing I do. I so want to embrace doing all three - music, art, AND writing. But tonight, in this moment, I am grateful for the music. Tomorrow - the pen and the brush.