A title like that one is almost guaranteed to bring in readers because we love to read about others’ mistakes. So today I’ll be one of the others.
I totally messed up a piece in this morning’s Good Friday service. A major brain cramp. It was a medley of two songs, two verses each, and when I finished the first verse of the first one, my eyes went back to to the top of the page, but my hands went on to the second piece. So there I was at the keyboard, and I just kept going because I couldn’t stop. About a dozen painful bars of this, and my brain reset enough to go into the next section.
We’ve been practicing this piece since February.
When the service was over, I went into the prayer room which is just off the front of the sanctuary and just sat on the couch in the dark. I would probably still be there now if my family hadn’t found me. (Slightly exaggerated, perhaps; I probably would have eventually got hungry.)
Still, I haven’t had one of these screw-up in a long time.
Right now, music is a four-letter word. I think it’s time to retire. Do you ever feel like giving up when things crash? What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done on a church platform? Please comment; I need somebody else to be one of the others now.