We are home! Home in our respective homes. Amanda in Phoenix. Tracy in Oakland. It's been over a month since we've been back and, in social media land, that's probably close to 13 or 14 years. But still we rise from irrelevance to say thank you. Seriously thank you. Whenever we tour, we enter a different kind of rhythm that leaves us open to uncomfortable moments, hours, and days for sure. But with that openness, we also find ourselves as the recipients of enormous amounts of generosity. It's a real special thing to do what we love and to be taken care of so well while we do it.
And... After nearly two months on the road, we found ourselves continuously not wanting to kill each other! I included the photo below to prove it. Imagine traveling and sleeping in a tiny space with a sibling or a close friend who is essentially like a sibling for weeks upon weeks while throwing huge chunks of yourselves into something you are deeply invested in and dependent upon each other for and then just try and convince me that we aren't a goddamn miracle. It won't work. Getting older, learning how to communicate effectively and honor our personal needs while making it a point to care for and support each other may have had something to do with it, but that's not very rock n' roll now, is it? It's a goddamn miracle. Final answer.
It takes a village for an independent band to scrape by. Thanks village!