Saturday February 4 2017


Waking up at 9:40 a.m.

A bowl of Honey Crunch n Oats with Banana and Almond Milk.

Teaching lessons at Music Makers.

Lunch break: Scrambled Eggs. Toast with Non-Dairy Cream Cheese. Potato Chips. Oolong Tea.

Power napping.

Ana finally gets off work after 6:30. We had planned on going to this open mic thing at the beach but she’s very reluctant, tired, and changed her mind about going. I somehow convince her to just muscle up and go anyway. We grab mom and head to Good Vibes Wellness on 16th Street.

It’s a spacious new age store – a lot of people packed in here. I buy some vegan food they have for sale: Jackfruit BBQ Wraps with Mac n Cheese. The vibe here reminds me of all the Show n Tells we used to do but I guess more family friendly. Spoken word. Poetry. Guitar strumming songwriters. I beat down on a set of bongos for these two guys covering America jam band tunes.

One of my vocal students, Garrett, shows up to perform “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay”, a song him and I worked on in the lesson room. Its Ana’s turn to get on the mic but she refuses. I think the whole evening was a little longwinded and by the time it got around to her she lost the momentum.

Back home. Enjoying leftovers: Lentil Soup with Vegetables. And then, Tahitian Vanilla Gelato.

Ana discusses her feelings about choosing not to sing tonight. She keeps saying, “It doesn’t matter.”

I try to be as encouraging as I can, “But Ana you have an amazing voice and you should be singing any opportunity you get!”

Chamomile Tea.

Sleep 3 a.m.

[i] Images by me.

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