I got a nice new piano. I am giving my old one away. The piano we used a few weeks ago at 2nd Story Recording Studio has the long lost old Sorcerer piano in it, the one I recorded Dead Boy and certain songs from the last album on a few years ago!!! I was so happy to see it again. It seemed different. I tried to pretend that I recognized it. But it reminded me of the cat that changed color when it got a new owner. Norah Jones recorded her first record on that piano too. Anyway it sounded great.
As a single person (who always assumed that I’d get married and who had no vocation to religious life and who has NEVER felt ‘called’ to be single), I have found it very painful that the Church seems to respond to single people this way: “If you are not married, you must be in religious life; if you are not in religious life, you must be married. If neither of these is true, you must be patient.” Consigning people to an endless period of ‘waiting to find out what God is calling you to’ is both painful and wasteful. I completely disagree with the notion that people are in ‘transitional states’ between singleness and marriage, for example. They are SINGLE and need to live every moment of being single as fruitfully as possible, simply because they cannot possibly know that one day, twenty years from now, they will get married. And in the meantime? Call themselves ‘transitional’ and live in painful waiting for the ‘one day’ when God will remember that they exist and call them to a ‘real’ vocation? No thanks – been there, done that and suffered the pointless pain and the empty waiting.