The other night, I went to hear Peter Bolland at the Encinitas Branch of the San Diego Public Library. It was a free concert in a beautiful room, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, in what some say is the nicest library in the county.
Peter is a wonderful songwriter. His words are inspiring, deep and bring emotions to the surface. The audience soaked it up! This is helped in part by the fact that he’s so authentic, and present. Not only is he a masterful musician, but he’s a brilliant teacher as well… I’ve had the pleasure of taking his “The Hero’s Journey” class, which was truly transformative.
I am so GRATEFUL! Grateful to live miles from the beach, in an amazing town with a library that has free concerts that draw amazing local musicians to the stage.
Here’s what Peter had to say about playing in Encinitas: Last night’s show was one of those magical gatherings that make the struggle all worth it. A capacity crowd filled the beautiful listening room at the Encinitas Library, and they were one of the most attentive, supportive, generous, and loving audiences I have ever had the honor of entertaining. And it was a long day, up at 4:00 to grade papers, lecturing all day from 8:30-4:30 at Southwestern College, running to the car for the long commute north from Chula Vista to Encinitas (every San Diegan knows what that means — northbound evening traffic on the I-5 is legendary), and loading into the venue minutes before showtime. And now this morning I’m giving a sold out talk at San Diego Oasis called “Thanksgiving and the Consciousness of Gratitude.” I love my jobs. And I’m grateful after all these decades of paying dues things are working out, and there’s an audience for what I love to offer. I can never explain how meaningful, beautiful, and satisfying that is. Whatever your dream, don’t stop. “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.” ~ Rumi
Peter, we love you, come back soon!