So much time working like a mule. I’d been isolated from social life, somehow I used to be out there and now I am nowhere to be found, except at work or commuting on a train or riding my red bicycle. Opera at the Lincoln Center has so much history, we have to catch up. Family and friends visiting is always wonderful. I will pay back the honor after an overseas trip. I am more convinced than ever that Haruki Murakami is a genius. I have to make music, not to make a living but to feel alive. Almost done with another song.