Had 3 big shows this past weekend and the amount of people that came out to hear the new music is still making me smile.
And it’s always interesting to see people after patches of time, sometimes years in-between and then someone shows up. They’re still listening to “Say It” and they haven’t heard anything from the past 5 years.
They want to hear the new.
They also want to hear the old.
In the end, most of the time, they’re asking for my stuff. The music that I wrote, with a pencil, paper, and beat-up guitar.
I can’t convey how it makes me feel. This idea, that something I wrote, sang, played makes a life better in some way, not just enjoyment, but insight. This is worth more to me than any award I will ever be given or any ownership of a thing, a car or house, something that we don’t take with us in the end.
Maybe insight is the real ingredient that’s missing more and more, or maybe the “general” or the “crowd” or the “public attention” simply aren’t looking at it. Insight.
Insight brings gratitude over patches of time.