Grant Me The Serenity…
I expected Summer to bring me one ‘no’ after another. And it did. I don’t much like Summer and she doesn’t care for me either. I had a feeling Autumn, amiable, alluring, adorable Autumn would bring me a ‘yes’ or two or three. And so it did. I finally found a place on the coast to live in a remote beach town called Morro Bay. By early January 2017 this moving back to Californy thing will all be over but the shoutin’.
I also found a new piano player ( Or rather he found me. ) to work with in San Francisco. This fella grew up on the same R&B that I have. When you are working on a new show, musical short-hand is a gigantic plus. We begin rehearsals Thanksgiving week. I am stoked to say the least.
I have been reading a lot of Ram Dass’ writing lately. The quote above is profound in it’s truth and simplicity. I’ve been in LA for a few weeks. Child, it is loud in LA! My soul requires an extraordinary amount of peace and quiet. It always has. When you live in a busy city you have to find your own peace. I love living in small coastal towns because your peace and quiet comes with the cost of rent.
After spending some time in Morro Bay this week it dawned on me. My hearing was heightened because it was so quiet there. The energy of the city is an assorted array of Easter pastels. It’s soft and easy to be around. The Ocean offers the negative ions and I return the favor with positive thoughts, a better attitude, and new lyrics.
We have to find a way to turn down the noise in our lives. Angels are whispering. What they are whispering is all we really need to know. We don’t have to make plans. We don’t need to go out of our way to find inspiration. We just have to listen for instructions. Read the fine print. And look for signs.
Signs of heaven. Signs of life. Signs of love.
Everything else we can find on Craig’s List.
The photo above is an actual sign up there in Morro Bay. How can you not love a town that offers smart-ass signs such as this to be put up.
Sending… Love, Light and Oceans of Bliss.