My Long Tone Meditation today is on Gratitude. Feel free to join me in playing a note after each statement.
If you don’t have any long tones to play – if you’re not even an oboist – you could still breathe with me. I feel like we might all need this right now.
Let’s start with a quiet deep breath.
I am grateful for the silence before a note, and the silence after it ends.
I am grateful for the slow silence of the end of the year, and the peace that comes from leaning into the darkness of winter.
I am grateful for the coming spring.
I am grateful for the health and safety of my family, and of yours.
I am grateful for the connections I’ve made this year and the wonderful people I have met and spoken to and worked with.
I am grateful for Zoom and the rest of the technology and innovation that has made 2020 possible!
I am grateful for the vaccines, and for the scientists and doctors who will make 2021 better.
I am grateful that making music is a thing I can do alone.
I am grateful that making music is a thing to share, and that you are sharing this with me.
I am grateful for the community of oboists, musicians, and creative people who are all trying to be better all the time.
I am grateful for you.
Do you have a gratitude to share today?