|pic taken in Sept, passing the Channel Islands
In her seventh ever blog post, all the way back in March 2003(!), the inimitable Andrea Scher wrote: “Maybe lists are like prayers.”
What sorts of lists do you have on the go at the moment? What do they suggest you are praying for?My lists are nearly always about work - or more specifically, always about upcoming tours. Next year we're heading to Australia in March, Germany in May, the UK in October and Switzerland later the same month. And in between will be some gigs at home. Plus a new recording.
So my lists are definitely prayers - for good well planned tours - profitable but not back breaking - with enough time off to enjoy where we are and enough energy to perform well and entertain our audiences. I pray for audiences who get what we do and who leave the room with smiles on their faces.
And I pray for time away from the thinking about travelling to create and practice and ponder where next.
I don't need lists to remind me of all the things I need to do for my students or choirs so I suppose my lists are prayers to remind me that I'm important too and that I need to put my attention on my own practice.
Oh, and at the bottom of the current list is "make a Christmas card list!!" I nearly forgot it was December already :)
This prompt is part of the Reverb15 reflective writing challenge. You are welcome to dive in at any time! If you’re catching up, you can check out all prompts so far in the Reverb archive.