When in doubt, seek out that which gives you strength. Let your instincts be your guide.
I kind of miss doing menial work. The kind where you’re required to focus your whole physical attention on what you’re doing. When at that point in time, nothing else matters but the task at hand. It’s partially about getting task done perfectly, but it’s also about rhythm. It’s like when you do something often enough, the task becomes routine. Your body knows what to do without you telling it.
And as it moves, and as it travels, you fall into this simple, joyous existence. A certain calmness comes over you.
Then I sit at the keyboards and let the music in my ears take over my fingers. And all is right in the world.
Listening to Music from Angela Aki’s Home album is wonderfully inspiring. :)