And…done! At long last, the piece is finished, and parts have been distributed. Now begins that post-double-barline period of relief, jubilation, second looks, second guessing, doubts, serious doubts, depression, “what does it all mean???” moments, exhaustion, and acceptance (composers/ artists, you feel me). But for the time being, I’m content to relish the “relief” phase. This has been a long one, and as excited as I am for the performance, my present thoughts are on how grateful I am that at least the composition stage is over. Time for a celebratory single malt, then off to bed. Tomorrow begins the next project.