I've successfully exited from controversy! My sojourn in the Catskill Mountains slowly pulled me out of the outrage of the day culture!
I am at peace. Or, have I simply given up? Am I sitting it out in God's Waiting Room as surely as if I were living at The Villages?
My time is my own and I'm trying to find the way to use that time for pleasure, or to reflect upon my mortality or to play music and sketch. Long days that belong solely to me stretch out for years ahead.
Since I returned home from vacation, I've been preparing for an audition with a band that does guitar hero stuff from the 60s through the 80s. A lot of Clapton, Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan and ZZ Top. All artists that I love, so I'm learning a bunch of interesting new tunes.
Don't know if playing keys and backup guitar in that sort of band would be interesting. Since the job is mostly supporting the guitar hero, said hero would have to be very good and also be working steadily, i.e., paying me. I suspect that that is not a likely scenario.
I like to play with people and I'll take advantage of most opportunities to play with a band.
After this audition, it's back to working on the techniques and repertoire of a church musician in preparation for the next audition. Back to working on my foot pedal technique on organ.
This morning, I am tying up my tomato plants. Life is good.