Today I went to a concert. A rare event but not all that noteworthy, in and of itself. What was rare was that I know, very well, two of the musicians on stage. They are not, at all, professional musicians. They are, in fact, professionals who work in my facility, on my team. But in their spare time, they play the keyboards, guitar, bass, and sing (between the two of them) and so they joined two other guys, practiced for 6 months, and put together a set of original songs and played it at a club tonight. As professional bands go, they were really good but they weren't "all that." But as a couple of guys form the office go, along with a couple of other guys they met, they were AWESOME! I would so love to be able to do what they did. There were maybe a hundred people in the audience, and we all had a good time, and we all enjoyed the music. Just incredible. I've been plucking at an acoustic guitar for the past year or so and I know just enough to be very, very impressed at what these guys were able to do.
So, nothing earth shattering or even funny in this post. Just some admiration and, I'll admit, a little bit of envy. Rock on, my friends.