Traffic was horrible on my morning commute today and even worse than that and my journey home. Some challenging interpersonal developments in between along with general professional duties made for a tired boy who just wanted to come home and rest. But tomorrow night I am slated to share two pieces at a dear friends Memorial service. As I walk up the stairs to my home the thought hit me in a flash. Quite likely I'll be just as tired and frazzled tomorrow night when I need to play the service. I decided to go take my guitar without warming up and just play the two pieces. No time to calm my thinking, no time to release today's tension, just play. So I did. The conditions served me well to get ready for tomorrow night.
After dinner I played through the two pieces again. This time I did calm my mind, focus my attention and allow my body to release. After a light practice, I changed my strings. A little playing for fun followed. Now to rest.