so many things to report...i don't even know where to start.
most of the stuff i did in the past 8 days is secret stuff that i can't talk about yet. so i will find a way to talk about the stuff i can share.
my excitement is largely centered around london. it was my first time there and the words to express how wonderful it was seem to be escaping my brain at the moment. maybe it's jet lag. or simply a less than masterful use of the english language.
i arrived somewhat heartbroken for personal reasons and left full of love for new people, places and things. what a trip. and it looks as though i might have the opportunity to spend a little more time there very soon. i can't wait. i can't imagine how thrilling it will be to really explore the city for more than 5 days...i love the houses and the people and the cars and the trees and the sound my shoes made on the stone sidewalks.
the borderline and troubadour gigs were wonderful. i didn't know what to expect, being that it was my first time there. i definitely did not expect all the people to show up, all the support and enthusiasm. two different groups of people flew in from italy, one flew in from germany, some drove for 4 hours from various parts of the UK and some were just lucky enough to live right in london. (i'm jealous!) thank you for spending your time with me! i am so completely surprised and thrilled by this. the opportunity to play my music for all of you was such a gift to me.
the people who flew me out took such great care of me. it was really nice. surpassed my highest expectations.
and now here i am. in LA for two weeks before flying back to NYC for some more business. and it's like what was once my life has now become NOT my life and this new life has stepped in. and i welcome it! i don't really have any expectations. just keep doing what feels like the right move to make at any given time. and surround myself with people who know more than i do. that's the key, i think.
and try to stay in the moment of every day. it's easy to get sucked into the past or the future. i spent a little time in the past right before i left for my trip and it was terribly sad. and that's why we need to let it go like it never even existed. like a story someone told us about some person we don't know and it floats through our consciousness and then dissipates.
and on to something new. the moment in front of us. i rather like what i see these days.
i'll tell you another story another time.