I just got home from work (Dave's on duty tonight) and saw this thread. How incredibly sweet of my hubby to brag about me in public (if a little embarrasing) and I'm *really* touched by everyone's response.
Sunday night was great fun. It was also hard and wonderful and terrifying and exhilarating and gut-wrenching and...and...totally addicting.
So THAT'S what's kept all of you going back for more all this time? I've been a teacher for a lot of years, and I love the moment when you know you've GOT 'EM-- that's the big payoff in front of a classroom. Now that I've had a little taste of it in front of an audience, I only hope I can be worthy of the music.
There's so much great music out there, and I've got a lot to learn for sure. But the idea that I can take a piece of music I love, squish it around into another shape, then offer it to an audience and watch them light up, laugh in the right places, join in.... WOW. How great is that??
So thank you, sweetheart, for letting me cry on your best shirt in a panic of self-doubt an hour before I went on. And thank you Mudcatters, for celebrating with me and sharing all your experience and wisdom and your wonderfully goofy take on the world.
Yes, Bill- It means quite a lot to have support, and I'm very lucky to have all of yours.