Ok. So playing the kazoo isn’t necessarily the ‘other thing that I do’, however, it was something that went down at a drumming weekend away.
This is me and the band, squeaking out a medley of songs which included the following: Indiana Jones theme song, William Tell Overture, In the Mood, and the Muppets theme song. It was mad crazy fun and I am thankful for those times in life that open up to this kind of bizarre activity.
The other thing that I do, when I’m not printing, sewing, stitching, framing, sketching or dog walking, consists of clacking out patterns on a small drum with a mighty band to the right, to the left and to the back of me. I think I didn’t appreciate how much I enjoy their good company until this crazy weekend just passed, the one that I am still recovering from.
I recently read in this fantastic blog that it is necessary to make time for play. As I work from home, it’s easy to tinker away at my work, thinking ‘oh, I’ll just get out the sewing machine and stitch a few pieces together before bed’ then roll on 10pm. Hm. I love my work, but I need to have an injection of fun to keep me going during the down times, the low times, the infernally slow times (which is pretty much January through April).
Sometimes I can’t quite put my finger on what makes this group so fantastic. I mean, we are all delightful in our own unique and brilliant ways. We represent an interesting cross section of careers, nationalities, talents. We wake up, (some of us) eat breakfast, busy ourselves with living our lives but when we come together, something magic happens. It’s just good. It’s all good.
I think I am possibly coming down off my high from the weekend of drumming, dancing and kazooing. There is too much quiet here in this little flat. I am taking this time to appreciate the good fortune I have had in finding this outlet for fun, making friends, and beefing up my social circle to overflowing.