Gratitude List 1874

(1) It’s been good coming back to the church and singing in the Choir. There were musical presentations on Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Our new music director is very poised and eloquent, and I am proud of Ian, our accompanist, who was one of the Kids on my team throughout the pandemic.

(2) About my musical Eden in Babylon, I finished all the Act 1 Scene 2 tracks on Friday morning, and now have the first two scenes “synced” — tracks, script & vocal score. What am I most grateful for is that, when I announced at the Recovery Center that I had finished, the announcement was received with gladness, as something meaningful. It’s great to have supportive people in my life.

(3) Though I seem to have lost Keva to roller derby–at least temporarily–I find myself as amazed at her athletic prowess as I am of her musicianship. It’s good to have this disciplined, professional person in my world.

(4) I couldn’t find my power cord and it turned out to be at the Artista Cafe. I couldn’t find my headphones, and they were also at the Artista Cafe. The lady who owns the place told me: “Don’t worry, Andy, we’ve got you covered.” A far cry from Berkeley, where both of those items would have been stolen within minutes after my similar acts of absent-mindedness.

(5) It’s good to have made good friends in this life. Some have turned out only to be fair weather, but this only makes the ones with mutual loyalty stand out all the more. Grateful for the strong healthy friendships I am blessed to have made, throughout my days.

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. -Henry David Thoreau

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