The Unbroken Ribbon of Concentration Sometimes Breaks

Day 24

It is true that the writer's mind stays engaged when daily practice is followed. It's true that daily musical practice creates what the late flutist and saxophonist Yusef Lateef once called "the unbroken ribbon of concentration." It is also true that the dearest of friends sometimes visit from overseas, and that practice ribbon is broken, only to leave room for other, stronger and way more fun ribbons of connection. It's ok.

Your friend's writer's mind is a little disengaged today, but her musical mind is not. So, here's a daily song for you... If you haven't heard of contemporary Irish singer/songwriter Damien Dempsey, I'd like to fix that for you: