I sat down and did “GGP” ‘s slurp exercises on the C and G strings for about 20 minutes – half notes, then quarters. I’m still not sure I’m doing them quite right at the tip, but it was very meditative and helped me think through the spot that I’ve gotten myself into relationally with my son. Usual pre-teen power struggle stuff, but I could have been a great deal more compassionate than I was. I fell far short of my ideals in dealing with others compassionately today. Realizing my own flaws and being compassionate with myself was helpful, and sitting down with the cello and just really focusing on just those two notes cleared my head.