I needed last night. It was already an OK day, since I was finally starting to feel like maybe I wouldn't be almost-sick forever. But then came open mic, and Tim was there and Ash was there and Rowan was back from his temporary exile . . . and there was music. Might Could cunningly managed to play 4 songs, with the strategy of playing the two songs that are always performed in tandem and pretending that they were only one. I approved of this tactic, as the only people who could call them on it were fans who own the CD, and therefore wouldn't call them on it. Later, Ash had his set joined by Sharif and Rowan and Tim, and that can only be a good thing.
(It was sad to have to say goodbye to Tim again so soon. But summer's coming. Hopefully he will remember that Maryland misses him when he's gone.)
Really, it was a good night. I stayed too late, as happens, but I'm actually not exhausted today. I'm in a much better mood than in days previously. Thank god.