Concert work for musicians often comes in clumps. Such was the case with my last few weeks. So after wrapping up 6 concerts within 16 days, I finally felt the exhaustion settling into my brain and body. But instead of merely expressing it in a blunt, factual way, I decided to have some fun with it. Creativity’s seeds are always present, and sometimes sprout when you least expect it–like at midnight on a Tuesday.
Post Rehearsal Late Night Double Haiku:
No energy left;
Perhaps I’ll lie in the snow,
For a little rest.
But there was no snow;
So I just walked to the car,
And drove myself home.
Copyright, 2015 Robert Baldwin, Before the Downbeat