In Reed Club last Monday, we took a moment before we started scraping to set some intentions. We each said one word - an adjective to describe what we WANTED our reeds to be. An aspirational adjective.
Efficient was a word that came up, and Consistent. Dark and Mysterious. Mellow. Predictable. Trustworthy. Honest. BIGGER.
Reed affirmations actually felt helpful - both in the moment and in the results we found as we worked. I don't know why that surprises me - I set intentions at the beginning of the year, at the beginning of the month, at the beginning of a run, in the morning before I work. I love a good affirmation. I love WORDS. But I'd sort of forgotten about the possibility of applying one to the mundane work of reed-making.
You don't have to know exactly how to GET to that result. But having clarity in your mind about what that result is? Helps you to stop going down unhelpful rabbit holes. Reminds you to seek something beyond competent, beyond correct - to seek something more Mellow. More HONEST.
How do you want YOUR reeds to be? What adjective do you wish could regularly describe your reeds?
I love you all. Stay safe out there.