Last night my sisters and a best friend made me go out. Said I needed it. They know me pretty well and were probably right. I had a good time. I relaxed and enjoyed some really awesome music. We went to a place in the area called Arthur's where it was open mike night.
I happen to run into a gentleman I hadn't seen for a long time. We'd worked together back in the 80's. He's a musician and damned good. We caught up on old times and what we're both doing now. I told him about my writing, he shared stories about his music. Turns out he's created some original pieces for others to enjoy.
Now, I'm thinking I need fantastic music for the trailers I do so I asked if he could do something for me and he thinks he can. I left feeling so good, hopes high and now I can't wait to hear from him. He invited me back to listen to his group and I plan to go.
My sisters were right, my friend was right - I needed to get out. The fact that I met an old friend only made it better. The fact I had a foot-stomping good time made it worth it. I'm looking forward to the third Thursday of the month now. Only problem is the third Thursday of this month I'll be in DC at RWA. But there is always August.
The great time I spent with family and friends was refreshing. I'm looking forward to the weekend and fireworks. I'm looking forward to the color and the noise riding across the sky, sending chills up my spine.
Then it'll be back to work.
Share with me your favorite 4th of July memory. Was it a cookout, fireworks or just spending time with family and friends?
Have a great Independence Day weekend and remember:
Growl and roar-it's okay to let the beast out. - J. Hali Steele