My wife Jane was away overnight at a residential meeting, at Carberry Tower, for members of her Duke of Edinburgh’s Award New Start Project. She got back a few minutes ago, exhausted.
Last night, returning to her room she switched on her laptop and listened to Steve Lawson‘s excellent Grace and Gratitude album to relax after a busy day of meetings.
Long-time readers of this blog will remember that Steve and Cathy came to stay with us during the festival this year. His friendship is uplifting, his music beautiful, and his humour side-splitting. Jane sent a text to Steve last night to thank him for such beautiful music. I was on MSN Messenger at the time:
Steve: Jane’s lovely. She just sent me a text thanking me for making lovely music. She’s the best.
Gareth: She’s away from home just now. She must be listening to you on CD.
Steve: Either that or she’s so stoned she’s having gig flashbacks!
That made me laugh. A lot. But what a great example of grace and gratitude in action!
Grace and Gratitude is indeed a wonderful album. It was the first album I played on my new Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Platinum soundcard. The bass sounds so rich, woody and mellow. Buy it for someone you love this Christmas.
Not that Christmas is all about buying presents, you understand.