Never give up… the show must go on. A lesson confirmed by my 17 year old son last night at his final performance of his senior year. Just as he was about to go on stage for his last ‘big number’ his mic went out. Panicked, he was trying to change the batteries and finally just pulled off the battery pack, tucked in his shirt and stepped on stage. The band is really amazing, but without a mic on, the singers are almost impossible to hear. He knew that… and he knew that this was his final performance. He told me that all he thought about was that no matter what, he would be heard. And he was. He sang much of his part up an octave so he could really belt it out. The adrenalin rush pushed him beyond what he had done during every rehearsal… and he made it work
So, this is the lesson… at our time of crisis… when things are not going our way… don’t give up… that is the time to sing up an octave and really belt it out! Do not let the band drown you out! This current political craziness is threatening to silence us at one of our most important moments… sing loud, sing strong, and put it all out there… Never give up and always be heard!