Sunday, August 05, 2007
Wish You Were There
We sat perched at the very top of the arena. People slowly streamed in as an opening act performed. Unusual, high-energy, african - it kept us entertained while we waited. As the seats continued to fill, the singer finished up and left the stage. We sat and waited as stage-hands removed instruments, did a bit of rearranging. Then the lights went out. Complete silence - respect for what we knew was coming.

Out of nowhere, and filling every inch of the building, we heard, "Don't Give Up". The magic of the moment, as he continued to sing the song, rising from beneath the stage, and suddenly was standing there. Beautiful does not adequately describe it.

I just sat and cried as I listened, knowing I wouldn't hear something like this many times in my life, sharing it with my husband and a daughter who are big fans. But also knowing how much my sister would love it. Wishing she too was sitting there with me.

He was more personable than I expected, more 'normal', he joked with us, talked quite a bit, literally ran through the crowd visiting with people. The violinist and celloist were world-class and a concert in themselves. The orchestra backing him was beautiful. His one solo on the drums, and sitting watching him play the piano while he sang, all made the ticket price well worth it. Every song was breath-taking, the finale was wonderful, although already this morning I can't remember what it was.

I do, however, remember the opening, and that as he sang, I sat and listened and wished you were there with me. We would have sat in silence, crying, together. Some things are meant to be shared with certain people, and I wish we could have. xoxoxo

Labels: ,

  posted at 10:33 AM

Subscribe in a reader
Past Chats
  • April 2006
  • May 2006
  • June 2006
  • July 2006
  • August 2006
  • September 2006
  • October 2006
  • November 2006
  • December 2006
  • January 2007
  • February 2007
  • March 2007
  • April 2007
  • May 2007
  • June 2007
  • July 2007
  • August 2007
  • September 2007
  • October 2007
  • November 2007
  • December 2007
  • January 2008
  • February 2008
  • March 2008
  • April 2008
  • May 2008
  • June 2008
  • July 2008
  • August 2008
  • September 2008
  • October 2008

  • Filed Away Neatly
    Busy Buzz
    Creative License
    Dusty Stuff
    Family Affair
    Girl Talk
    Glimpse of the Heart
    Photo Album
    Slavin' Over the Stove
    The Price is Right

    Search This Blog


    Creative Commons License
    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.

    Page copy protected against web site content infringement by Copyscape

    About Me

    Girl Raised in the South

    I have a deep, abiding love for full octane coffee, sewing, knitting, quilting, reading, cooking, gardening, God and my family - not in that order.

    My Complete Profile

    Family is Everything
  • A Chelsea Morning - Barb
  • And Baby Makes Three - Leslie
  • Creative Worship - Chris
  • Flight Song - Mom
  • In The Midst of It - Sarah
  • At A glance - Krissy
  • In A Moment - Mandy

  • Recent Comments

    Fruit of the Spirit

    Family Friendly

    Family Friendly Blogroll []

    Family Friendly Blogroll [-]

    Blog Design by:

    Powered by:
    Powered By Blogger

    Meter by: