It's been an amazing couple of weeks here on the farm. A time of laughter, a time of tears. Everyone is reflective and meditative. It brings me back to an important time in my life.
1970 was a pivotal year for me for three reasons:
1 - Jesus Christ Superstar. I first heard this in attic room of my friend Kenneth Fink. We sat in the middle of four speakers, listening to this amazing work. To say it changed my life is an understatement. It still is a Lent tradition and continues to inspire.
2 - The Beatles released “Let it Be”. Paul McCartney has said that it was dream about his mother, Mary, but also has said “listeners can interpret the song however they like”, I like the meaning I have come to know.
3 - Finally, that autumn, as a freshman at St. Cyril & Methodius High School in Detroit, I was invited to join Juniors and Seniors as the piano accompanist to “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. We travelled all around the state giving this performance and I grew up in a lot of ways that year.
I was fourteen in 1970, I’m now a bit older but I’ll be listening, playing, praying and thinking about a lot this Holy Week.
For me, life is ‘Everything’s Alright’, ‘Let it Be’, 'Happiness'. Happy Easter!