One of the joys of getting up early in the morning (besides being a good time for certain forms of entertainment … nudge, nudge, knowwhatImean, knowwhatImean) is that it’s the only time where I have almost complete quiet in the house. I have a screwy work schedule; at least two or three days out of the week I work from 3am to 3pm, so my sleep schedule usually doesn’t let me sleep any later that 4:00 am anyway. Most days I’m up at 3, though. It’s a good time to check out the board since traffic is low and any pruning I have to do affects the board a lot less.
But the real joy of being up early, besides being able to watch the sunrise, is the quietness, and actually being able to watch a movie or listen to music without constant interruption from the kids. This morning I rediscovered Keith Jarrett. I’m listening to the ‘Saporro’ disc from “The Sun Bear Concerts” now and had forgotten what a wonderful, creative artist he is.
For those who have never heard him, besides playing with a “traditional” jazz group, he’s also widely known for his solo work where he goes on stage with just him and a piano and not a thought in his head and just begins improvising. It’s truly music you can get lost in, bliss out to, and let it take you to a completely other place.
For a few hours at least, until the kids get up.
Thank you, Sunday morning.