"Unless you're a true prodigy, you're going to have to practice for a while being bad before you get any good. And it will seem like a waste of time. I remember that feeling well. But don't worry about wasting time, because it'll be so worth it. It's my experience that in the end, life lessons and guitar lessons begin to blur in all sorts of interesting ways." -Brad Paisley, Diary of a Player: How My Musical Heroes Made a Guitar Man Out of Me
Check in on the life lessons being practiced by the team still in Sri Lanka at JourneysWithGod.com .
(A big thanks to The Best Husband Ever for being an awesome photo subject AND my favourite rock star! If you click the last text link, you'll get your money's worth in entertainment. Note: TBHE starts out front and centre, then shifts back to center when the gold lame dinner jackets come out.Yah, you heard me - real men CAN wear gold lame.)
"Snow isn't just pretty. It also cleanses our world and our senses, not just of the soot and grime of a Fife mining town but also of a kind of weary familiarity, a taken-for-granted quality to which our eyes are all too susceptible." - John Burnside
Check out the Sri Lanka team's ongoing travels - and a different kind of eye-opening! - at JourneysWithGod.com . (But you won't see any snow there.)
"The sky was delft blue, the sun strong. Now and then a breeze teased the branches overhead, tapping them gently against one another. To my right the creek purled softly as it coursed over rocks abandoned by glaciers long ago." - Kathy Reichs, "Deadly Decisions", p. 68
"The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love." -Margaret Atwood
I'm home in Montana at long last (whee!) but there are still more Sri Lanka activity updates and reflections coming up at JourneysWithGod.com .
Fresh snow before I left Montana two-ish weeks ago. Summery Sri Lankan weather makes that seem a very loooong time ago.
Keep walking along with the Sri Lanka trip at JourneysWithGod.com .