As many of you know, I just moved to a new apartment in downtown Nashville, TN. I went from living in the quiet and lovely suburb of Hermitage to a place that is in the middle of everything. The image above is one of two main entryways into the building I live in. Built with crab orchard stone, it is a gorgeous old building designed in collegiate gothic architectural style.
My complex is sandwiched in between music row, Vanderbilt University, and Belmont University. This past weekend, it was not uncommon to see parents walking around with their son or daughter and lugging around bags and furniture to be used in their dorms. There must be hundreds of students from all kinds of places moving into the area right now. There happens to be a huge contingency of Asian students. This makes me quite happy. (-:
This building is a neighboring one right next to mine.
Another common sight is the long row of recording studios and publishing houses about a block from my place. Nashville isn't called Music City for nothing. (Although it should really be called Music Industry City since it's largely the business, publishing, and legal side of it all that happens here.)
I recorded my last album in one of those studios off of music row (Jay's Place, to be exact), and it was quite an honor.
Though I'm not sure how long I'll be staying here, I absolutely LOVE it so far. This location puts me within a five to ten minute drive to all of the hot spots in town, not to mention all of the places that are now in walking distance.
For the short time I've been here I've already been inspired to create more art and music.
I've treasured every place that I've lived for all the gifts they've offered. One's heart must be implanted in one's home. So, you might as well make the best of it.
Happy Sunday to you.