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Singer's Blues

By chance, I recently came across an old friend who is a professional singer. During our brief conversation, I asked her if she had been able to spend time with her family in this holiday season. Looking visibly sad, she told me that she hadn’t seen her family since the beginning of November and won’t be able to see her loved ones until the middle of January.

By the nature of her profession, holidays like Thanksgiving (U.S.) and Christmas are generally the busiest working time of the year. She revealed to me that she had been on tour nonstop for the last two months. I find it a bit ironic that my friend is bringing joy to people this holiday season, but does not receive any joy herself.

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