...a wonderful Queen's Birthday long weekend. It has been a special, restful few days of family, slow food, hot tea, long breakfasts...
Looking out of the window; and for the first time in a long time - it has been raining, with small bursts of sun - rather than the reverse.
It has been fireworks on a freezing night, outside with the children, celebrating for the Queen with sparklers and laughter.
For me it has also been an inspiring weekend. I have written one song, and recorded two others. Always I feel so purposeful when I have been keeping up with my music - not just my washing pile and stack of dishes... And I find one creative act, always leads to another... Whether it's a memory, a snippet of a thought, a click of my camera, I am all of a sudden rushing to a piano, or scribbling words in my little brown Moleskin book. To me, this is me on form, doing what I do. I have come to a place where I am content to just make my music and not expect worldly acceptance, acknowledgment or even money. I thirst only for clarity of heart, spirit and mind. And it clears my head, to create.
To me this is success, doing the art that I do, feeling purposeful in it, and sharing it with my beloveds.