Saturday November 19 2016


Waking up at 10:40 a.m.

Irish Oatmeal with Cinnamon, Raisins, Maple Syrup, and Kefir. Guayusa Tea.

Teaching lessons all afternoon at Music Makers. Snacking on an Apple.

Toasted PB&J. Potato Lentil Curls. Honey Green Tea.

Catching up on my to-do list.


Leftover mish mash: Noodles, Chicken, Zucchini, Tomatoes, and Bread.

Watching Indignation (2016).

After Ana arrives home from work we corral Will and drive out to Norfolk for the tail end of LAVA MiniFest at Toast. Catching the bulk of DJP and MrT’s set. The temperature dropped drastically outside. The crowd tries to stay warm through dancing. Meanwhile, in the Toast bar Ryan Thomas is spinning soul/Motown jams.  

Bobby got stuck riding his bike in the extreme weather so we offer to give him a ride home.

Back at the house.

Ana expresses to me her frustrations with life – how she gives all her energy at work and then there’s none for herself. She wants to make music and do so many things. Sometimes it’s all too much and she doesn’t even want to live.

I’ll paraphrase myself, “All those people who have an abundance of money – they don’t have to struggle and deal with financial hardships. It’s the middle class, people like you and me, who learn how to live. We have to go through the suffering and turmoil. But it’s through this that we learn how to truly live. We suffer and then we celebrate when it’s over. The Great Suffering and Celebration!”

Chamomile Tea and Cake.

Sleep 4 a.m.

[i] Images by me.

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