A New Song to Sing…

Grateful Blog: Day 96: Thursday was one of those days. Not only was I woken up at 2:37AM by teenager telling me my car window was open (it wasn’t, it was a neighbor’s car), then later that morning once I’d gotten up for real I dropped my cell phone in the toilet. Yeah, not pretty. It shorted out and died a quick and ignominious death. Finally I went to someone’s house for my job that turned out to be a semi-major marijuana growing operation. It was weird, a little uncomfortable, and then after an hour and a half in the house I walked back out to my car with what felt like a full-on contact buzz. I was a bit dizzy and that’s when it hit me, I hadn’t eaten all day.

So up at 2:37AM. Check. Cell phone dropped I toilet. Check. Contact high in drug house. Check. Forgot to eat all day, well that’s just dumb. I could explain all the other things, even if it WAS bizarre that they all happened on the same day. Then I went to this amazing song circle at a friend’s house. 20 of the most amazing songwriters you’re likely to hear. I sat down. I told the story of what my day had been like. Then I played a song I’d written, in between the teenager and the cell phone incidents. It’s impossible to know if it was any good but damn, it felt better than good because although it didn’t make the day make ANY sense at all, it did make me laugh at how weird the day was and how somewhat despite that—or maybe because of it, I’d written a song that felt really good to sing, and to share. I was so Grateful about that that I stayed extra late till I was the last to leave, assuring it’d been 24 hours since I’d been waken up. I mean what the hell, who cares about sleep and cell phones and your job when you’ve got a new song to sing…