Imagine feeling like you let a friend down.
A friend who took their own life.
Now imagine 90 million people knowing about it.
For 30 days, I didn’t talk about it.
Losing sleep, feeling guilty. Ashamed.
I was having some trouble with what I was reading online. Negative comments were replaying in my mind over and over.
Then imagine someone miles away understanding exactly how you feel.
Across an ocean.
“Cheryl, I usually share my music with my wife”…
I can’t describe how it felt. All I can think of is-
Sitting in my car after work and playing it over and over.
Calling my friends.
And telling them to listen to this.
We played Ballad of the Wildflowers when we cut the ribbon to celebrate Alabama Suicide Prevention and Resource Coalition locating in Woodstock .
And we will play it again tomorrow.
Live and in person.
I told Jeff we should invite Spencer to play.
Jeff said he is not going to come over here from England.
He arrived Tuesday.
And my friend Georgina arrived yesterday.
We have been working to show them our way of life.
The Turnip Green Supper.
The Homecoming Festivities.
And friendship. And hospitality.
Food and Music.
Now I am asking you to listen.
Come see Spencer play tomorrow at the Woodstock Music Festival.
And come meet Georgina with me at the hospitality tent.
It’s going to be wonderful.
I just know it.
And you will too.
See you tomorrow,