The only feeling that I have left from this day is exhaustion. It’s been an especially tough week all around, with violists getting a verbal beat down, and capping off the week with a recording session means that saying the atmosphere at work is tense is a gross understatement. In the library we’ve been down a librarian and it’s likely to continue, and it feels like things are stressful onstage and off. At the end of an extremely long day, I wasn’t sure that I would be up for usual post-concert hang, but as I was driving home, I decided to meet up with them. It was the usual suspects (and yes, some of them were clarinetists), and I’m happy I did, because there is nothing like ending your day surrounded by the people you love.