Once a journey is designed, equipped, and put in process, a new factor enters and takes over. A trip, a safari, an exploration, is an entity, different from all other journeys. It has personality, temperament, individuality, uniqueness. A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us. Tour masters, schedules, reservations, brass-bound and inevitable, dash themselves to wreckage on the personality of the trip. Only when this is recognized can the blown-in-the glass bum relax and go along with it. Only then do the frustrations fall away. In this a journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.”
― John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America
I know it has been quiet around these parts lately. As many of you know, we just made a big move across the country to San Diego, California. Thank you for your patience while we get settled and I get back into a regular writing groove.
As I readily accept the challenge of joining new communities, finding a soul-enriching job, and reaching for more musical opportunities, I thought about the communities, jobs, and opportunities that I had in Baltimore since 2007. I would never have guessed that this would have been part of the path. But, I’m sure glad it’s turned out this way. What parts of your destiny are you ready to say “yes” to right now?
With great affection,
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