Firstly, I had a hellish day yesterday with the exception of music practice. I had domestic issues to take care of and didn't go to work. Even though it was somewhat sauna-like in the studio, did some sewing and made some progress on the wedding clothes. Then, went to music practice where we made significant progress on the piece for the dance expo at Pennsic. Oh, and it rained and rained and rained, and it's still raining. Got soaked trying to get into work this morning. My only consolation has been this travelog that I've been reading: Ultimate Journey by Richard Bernstein. The author attempted to retrace the path of a Buddhist monk who travelled across China to India in the 7th c.