I've been working on a long list of items this week. And in the middle of my many items to accomplish the most calming thing has been to sit at the piano and play. At first I caught myself saying this isn't productive. And then had second thoughts. Since when is taking care of yourself not productive? Maybe this has been the best thing I've done for myself all week.
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