surrender wrote:Back at home from Gent after 3 concerts, sorting out my impressions and feelings, reading the reports.
I was touched by Quirijn's confession (page 3 of this thread) - he wants to share his doubt and his dissapointment with us. I think I can understand it, I have experienced the concerts also less intensive. Everything was going smoothly, almost perfect... I have always preferred authenticity to perfection....
But above all I want to say - please let's keep the forum nice and safe place, also open for criticism... Faith without doubt is blind....
Thank you for all the reactions I received on this forum and in private mails about my experience on the saturday concert.I didnot mean to attack someone, I was just sharing an unexspected feeling.I am glad that other people enjoyed everything even for three nights.
And Khayya:I agree that every concert is perfect,I even think that life is perfect.It is my view or attitude that makes it ugly or beautiful.But after living with Parkinson's disease for 7 years there are sometimes holes in my trusting the world.
I felt like a king in Ghent when I rode downhill with my scooter(step) after the soundcheck back to the GRUUT.But when I'm typing these words (my medicins do not work yet) I feel like an old man.I used to say to my children when they were young:"It is not the point what you meet in life, it's how you handle it.Now they are saying it to me!
At last I will mention you my highlight of saturday:during the soundcheck I went to the parking-garage(below the St.Pieters square) and to my surprise I suddenly saw the stage above me and I heard Leonard singing only accompanied by a guitar.Although I couldnot see hem it felt like a private concert for 5 minutes.
Thank you for this forum and have a good day
Hans de Rijke (Quirijn)