Photo Pearl Beerhorst
This is Shepherd pretending to play guitar at Fountain Street church last Thursday morning. Pearl, Shepherd and I went out into the city for a photo shoot and brought along the guitar to use as a prop. We had fun that day and the church is one of the most beautiful in the city. It also happens to be were I saw U2 play back in December of 1981 before anybody around here knew who they were.
That concert was a very important night for me. It was the first time I ever remember dancing. The sheer power of the music and the Spirit that was in the church that night was not like anything I had experienced before. It was if I was getting a taste of what was possible with music. It made me want to play in a band and make my own music. When you have an experience like that it is hard to go back to and be satisfied with what you had before. It ruins you in a way because when you have tasted really great cooking it is hard to be satisfied with anything less.
That night was a good memory. I am in a band now called The Wealthy Orphans. I have been dancing ever since that winter night in 1982 in fact I met the beautiful Brenda (Moulds) Beerhorst dancing one night about four years later (after a lot of practice). Everyone has seminal moments to look back on and revisit. It is interesting to take a little time to appreciate their significance to our life journey. I reconnected with one of mine last Thursday morning.