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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday Scribblings " Antidote"

  Sunday Scribblings this week prompt is  " Antidote"


Last week my son-in-law opened for Blues legend Doc Maclean and local artist Dave Boxcar Gates at a small venue in Yale town. After fighting a week long cold/sore throat drinking ( garlic, ginger, honey tea...blahhh), SIL gave a wonderful performance of his own compositions which were well received.

A good sized group of friends and family attended!

After his concert I slipped away to the washroom. In  my absence my friends hair became live kindling, alerting the whole Tapas bar/art den. Oblivious to the fact she was a human candle, my panicked dear daughter screamed “your hair is on fire!”  Scouting the fire source with patting motions my comrade nonchalantly extinguished herself.   I returned to find said friend giggling as though she was part of the nightly fireworks entertainment ! Not surprising for a psychologist  who had  a stroke affecting her speech, with an antidote to obtain her doctorate in Neuropsychology so she can re-educate professionals how to treat stroke victims


Shortly before all the fireworks hoopla I spotted daughters childhood favourite hockey player as he entered the venue. Silver around the edges, he sat politely at a table of people much younger than his mid years. With his brothers he's successfully  raised enough money to support a resource center for psychiatric patients in crisis. A tribute to his father who suffered mental illness. Committing suicide when the all star was only fifteen! A needless tragedy where a parent misses out on his childrens epic accomplishments!

Our night started weak, empty reserved tables, slow service, hunger pangs abound, but in time things turned around. We savored the tunes, scored some nice seats and delighted in the first snow fall of the season! Life can be stinging and hard, but when we work through adversity with a positive spirit, using our own personal gifts to share with the world, much can be accomplished and enjoyed! Life is worth sticking around for!


Sandee said...

How fun. Life is indeed worth sticking around for.

Have a terrific day. :)

flaubert said...

Love this giggles.
I will say life is worth sticking
around for.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

wow glad your friend didn't get hurt. Your son in law must be very talented to hold his own with those guys.

gautami tripathy said...

Loved those!


Terri Kahrs said...

What a great post! Nothing better than a great night out with family and friends. So happy to hear that the fire was quickly extinguished!!! Thanks so much for your blog visit and sweet comment! Hugs, Terri

Sioux said...

Wish we could've been there. That son-in-law of yours rocks!!!!

judie said...

Interesting post. Your closing words hit home, too.

I always enjoy coming here most especially because my screen lights up with your wonderful, bright header and puts me in a good mood.

gs batty said...

the upbeat of this story is awesome. you could have spent your time complaining about the small issues that you decided to push aside. good for you.
great post.

Lucy said...

wow..your last paragraph gave me chills... it is definitely worth sticking around for and keeping a positive spirit.. lost mine today...as u read.. but you've once again helped me regain it! thank you!

this looks like such a fun evening! HOW did her hair catch on fire!!?? candle too close i presumed?
Also is that man with the long beard don maclean??
Don Maclean as in..bye bye miss american pie?
WOW! He was so lucky to be playing with Bryan!!
:))) he looks so different than I remember!
thanks for another great read and great pics!

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