my journey

7 more days… and I can…

I started making a list (in no particular order):

  • McCoy Tyner
  • Thelonious Monk
  • U2
  • Miles Davis
  • Bon Jovi
  • Duran Duran
  • John Coltrane
  • Marcela Gandara
  • Kenny Burrell
  • John Legend
  • Gungor
  • Ottis Redding
  • mixed in with some 80’s…

The above list is just a few artists that I’ve been craving for the last few weeks… and that I plan on listening to as soon as my Media fast is over.  People have been asking me how I’ve been doing during this media fast… And for the most part, I’m doing fairly well… Yes, I miss watching tv, especially tonight because the Emmy’s are on… and I have no idea what’s going.  Boo… and I miss vegging out in front of the television on Sunday evenings because that’s what I usually do after a long day at church.  It’s so quiet right now…  Today, I came home and took a nap… and it’s only 7 pm… hmmm, what am I gonna do for another 4-5 hours until I go back to sleep?  Because frankly, I really don’t want to work tonight…

I’ve had to pass up on about 4 movie screening passes this month so far… I was sad, but I’ll live…  but what I really, really miss is listening to music… Music soothes my soul, calms my heart, and usually helps me express my thoughts that I can’t express in words.  Two days ago, I walked into Noah’s Bagels and they were playing “Reflex” by Duran Duran and then “Let’s hear it for the boys” by Denise Williams (it must have been an 80’s station) and I just got so excited (I may have looked pretty pathetic as I was mouthing along the lyrics).

Today at church, I met a potential volunteer who is an amateur musician and we started talking about great live venues around LA, and music we enjoy… right now, I’m just playing the tunes in my head… and feeling really, really, really bummed that I can’t listen to them…  I may be looking pretty pathetic right now too… So, how’s my media fast going?  It’s going great because I’ve been challenged to use my time to be more productive, but I’m definitely feeling it… So 7 more days… and I can listen to the above artists and more!!!  Perhaps I’ll do some work tonight afterall… (sigh…)

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