On the last day of 2016, my son — who journeys over the sea when he journeys to school or home — and I journeyed to see the wonderful movie La La Land, about a land near the sea. As we were journeying that day, we heard “Sea Journey” (written by Chick Corea, who grew up in the same town near the sea as my late father).
I said to my sea-journeying son, “I used to play that.” And I thought about the many journeys I’ve taken since I first played “Sea Journey” and wondered if I should journey back to the piano to learn it again.
Since the U.S. election in November, I’ve been on a journey to move near the sea. This sea journey seems so important that sometimes it’s difficult for me to feel peace where I’m living, here and now, away from the sea.
As I often tell others, if you are to journey forward, the first step is accepting exactly where you are.
See? I need to love living away from the sea in order to make a successful journey to the sea.
Ready to see what I saw, yesterday, on my journeys?
That’s Benny (with my niece/travel agent Laura, who books all my journeys), doing his imitation of a sea-journeying seal.
What journeys will you see today?
Many thanks to Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Gary Burton, Antonio Sanchez, Steve Swallow, Benny, Laura, Victoria (Laura’s daughter), and my son for accompanying me on recent journeys and to you — of course! — no matter what journey you’re on today.