People often ask me if I have kids. Nope...never settled down. I always thought I would get married in my late 20's, a naive thought really. But being single has advantages at least when I stay busy. I can work as many hours as I like, eat whatever and whenever I like, play trumpet whenever I like and take on as many projects as I can juggle. Meals and travel are less than half price and I have empty space in my closet!
Honestly, I hate being single. Today is one of those days where it seems the entire world is doing something and I bet half of them are couples. I just played Freddie Hubbard solos for two hours (played them for 3 last night) and suddenly can't get motivated to do anything alone. Why does this happen? I suspect because people sometimes work best in pairs. Can't I fool myself into believing I'll have a great time inventing new things here in this huge shop all by myself? It works for me most weekends, but not today.
Enough of the self-pity, I'll go write a new song, play with oscar puppy and swim until I forget being social is important. And if it snows 15 inches tonight (like I'm hoping), I'll surf my toboggan down the hill alone...happy to be alive, even if it is one more solitary moment soon to be forgotten.