OH my -- maybe I should consider moving to Australia --hopefully they are not as backwards as the USA and would offer some beverages to reduce the pain of my arthritis. I am already wondering WHAT I DID WRONG!!!!! -- obviously I can't turn back the hands of time --- so I play the trumpet to reduce the ominous prospect of the future as an old bachelor ---- Playing the trumpet relieves the idea of the reality I live in at the current moment. ps. HEY XJB -- your thread is turning out to be very therapuetic for me --- I am finding out that I have more than 1 reason that I play the trumpet --- and in reality XJB, I will ultimately find out that the most important reason that I plat the trumpet --- is that WHEN I DONT PLAY THE TRUMPET -- then part of who I am --- seems to be MISSING.