Used to be I’d walk out on stage and play. Not now. Links, and website plug-ins, and Word Press, and audio players – we have 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, writers’ groups, friendships, and my dog’s insistence that she has to control everyone who walks by while I’m writing or practicing-little people, big people, curly or straight-haired dogs, brown trucks that stop in front of our house – and it’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 – a virtue I have to pray for.
How about you?