Friday, December 11, 2009
The joy of accomplishment
All day yesterday I basked in the joy of completing a task. When you have an attractional event and you sell tickets you spend a lot of time hoping the things you did to advertise work.
Then there are the issues of meeting the expectations of the musicians who are coming a long way to perform. You do not want to fail your promises to them.
When it all works and the musicians enjoy the crowd and the crowd enjoys the performance you feel the joy of accomplishing a goal.
The folks who discipline themselves to play music are driven by the muses, by creativity, by hard work. I was with Craicmore for set up and break down, four hours and over two hours packing. One of the guys said that the playing is free, the packing is the hard part, and I agree.