Do any of you fellow bone players feel better physically, mentally and emotionally when you simply close the door, turn off the phone and computer, and just play? smile emoticon I continually forget how peaceful, productive and rewarding it is to simply play the trombone – no agenda, no gig, no deadline. Plus, it seems to always calm any anxiety I may be experiencing as it gently nudges my thoughts inward, rather than the external stimulation and judgement so often created from social media and tv news. I’m going to take a few moments every day this month to just play and treat it as a meditation or a mini vacation. Wanna join me?