Monday, May 23, 2016

366 Project - Day 144 - "Abstract (The Madrigals and The Doors)"


May 23, 2016 - "Abstract (The Madrigals and The Doors)"

Tonight we're at Danbury High School for our daughter's final school concert with the Danbury High School Choir and The Madrigals.

I always find that it feels a bit weird to be in this building. I attended three different high schools in three different states. This was the third and final school for me... and, of the three, was by-far the worst. Being in this building always brings back a lot of memories... some good... some, well... "not-so-good". Actually, being in THIS room in particular brings back a lot of memories... some good... some, well... "not-so-good".

Still - very good things have happened for me here. In addition to a lot of wonderful performances that my daughter has been in, it was just outside of this very room that I first met my wife Holly... and if that moment had never happened, well... lets just say I probably wouldn't be here.

Other good things have happened in this room too. Way back on October 11, 1967 "The Doors" performed here. This building was only a couple of years old at the time... and legend has it that Jim Morrison banged the base of his microphone stand into the stage floor so hard that he actually left a big dent in the wood. No one has ever been able to prove that though... and now, almost 50 years later, there are so many dents in that stage that no one would ever be able to tell you which one it was anyway.

It doesn't matter though.

There are still more memories to be made in this room. Our son is just finishing his freshman year, so we'll still have reason to come here quite a few times over the next few years. For some reason though, tonight is a bit of a bittersweet moment. I don't know why... maybe it's just because it's yet another marker on the list that leads toward "letting go"...

... and I'm not quite sure if I'm ready for that.

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