Used to be Iâ€™d walk out on stage and play. Not now.Â Links, and website plug-ins, and Word Press, and audio players â€“ weÂ haveÂ to have them all for our online audience, they say.
It can become a time-eating, tech monster. And I can become impatient. Add the new software releases and updates we have to learn, the xlr cables, mic splitters and microverbs, plus our family demands, community service, writersâ€™ groups, friendships, and my dogâ€™s insistence that she has to control everyone who walks by while Iâ€™m writing or practicing-little people, big people, curly or straight-haired dogs, brown trucks that stop in front of our house â€“ and itâ€™s no wonder I am only now, at 64, getting a website going for my music and writing with one very long sentence for which I have gathered words for years, waiting for this very moment.
Like I said, used to be I could just walk out on stage and play.
As I wade through this ever-changing world of technology, I’m trying not to take on too much. Or not to get too excited so my eyes get wild and I forget what’s important. I need patience -Â a virtue I have to pray for.
How about you?