A little Autoharp to regain the balance
There is a lot of truth in the tired old adage: ‘Life is a balancing act.’ It’s important to keep work separate from the things that are truly important in life, such as family, friends, and music. I have been feeling a bit out of balance lately, as my postings here on the Bus must attest. In fact, I have considered parking the Bus for awhile, since I don’t feel I have been able to devote the time necessary to write reasonably literate posts.
I haven’t even picked up an instrument in so long, that I can not remember the last time. Tonight after supper, I tuned up my favorite Autoharp and took it out to my rocking chair to get reacquainted. I am happy to say that we are still good friends despite the neglect. It’s amazing how just a few moments of peaceful, musical reflection can bring one back to what is really important.
Work and the money it provides, are not as necessary as we are led to believe. I have been without work many times in the past. I have been homeless, with a wife and three young children living in tents at a county park. When I first met my wife, we were living in the bus that has lent its name to this space on the web. A high-powered job and a big, fancy house have never been important, in fact, I find them to be distractions.
Nothing enriches life more than family, friends, and (of course) music. When you find yourself overwhelmed with the responsibilities and commitments of daily life, as I have recently, play a few of your favorite tunes, sit back and close your eyes, and reflect on the things that really matter in your life.
A little Old Time Autoharp usually does it for me.
Please bear with me for the next few weeks. Until things settle down at work, I will be posting only as I get a chance.