Saturday, February 8, 2014. Very sweet. Very humble. Very kind people. But no drums tonight. This was a fundraising chili dinner in the basement of a local smallish Lutheran church that is sahred between congretations, used in the evenings by the Tri-City Haitian Church. A man did play guitar. Songs he sang that he wrote. Songs with care. With a message.
After he sang three songs he commented that sometimes people tell him his songs are too sad. So he sang one of the upbeat ones he wrote: Someday I Want to Know What It Feels Like to Be Happy.
I know what a refugee might feel and mean who would write and sing such a perfect song.
All his lyrics and melodies were haunting – and good. Very thoughtful. Very heartfelt.
I could not tell from the crowd of all ages who comes to the church versus who was there to support the fundraising with the dinner. But I asked. I and my girls are welcome to attend regular services beginning 4 pm on Sundays. I have no car. How to get there?
Not sure. Not sure of too many things except that this venture-adventure was far from a flop or a failure. It was WONDERFUL doing something with my girls and little grandson. I am so grateful they took me and enjoyed being there, too. It was wonderful seeing so many beautiful youth in attendance. SOMEWHERE there are drums. They just were not there tonight.
I will go again. I know I will go there again. These seem like exactly the kind of people who will not be bothered by what my soul knows: I have a gift. The drum beats are in my hands.
My daughter has offered her house as a place the drums can be played if need be outside of “church times.” I cannot play in this apartment.
Time will tell. So far I am pleased with myself that I have followed my simple dream – so far!! How this will all play itself out – I do not know. But I am hopeful. And next time I go in those doors I will probably just experience a little anxiety rather than trepidation as I felt today!
This is progress!
Here is our first book out in ebook format. A very kind professional graphic artist is going to revise our cover pro bono – what a gift and thank you Ben!
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