I’ve got my laughing muscles all packed with ice after a doozie of a weekend. My cousin Bryan and his wife Lisa were in town for a few days so Angel and I tried to soak up as much of them as we could. Bryan and I spent a bunch of time sitting on the couch with our guitars bouncing songs off one another. While we were doing that Angel and Lisa were talking about, I don’t know, girl stuff I guess, candles, kitties, deodorant, solvents, explosives, the usual.

It’s amazing to me to think of how little time Bryan and I spent together growing up (especially since our dads were/are so close) but how incredibly similar we are. We realized that we really didn’t know that much about each other, other than what I knew of his musical career from his website and vice versa. So we had a lot of catching up to do. And we did.

Bryan and I played an acoustic version of one of his songs called “Closer” at church last night. Great song! I think his dad shot some video of the performance so maybe that’ll show up on YouTube or something. It was a great feeling singing with Bryan. I don’t know what is happening to me but everything makes me cry these days so I was trying not to sniffle and blubber too much while we sang. It felt like the culmination of something. I don’t know what. Just something. Something good. I was honored.

For those of you who pray, please say a few prayers for Bryan and Lisa. They are facing some things right now that would cause anxiety even in a dead man.