Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Trebah gig

Well, the gig was great. The weather was perfect (apart from the midges) - warm and no wind, we all enjoyed the singing, and Trebah is such a magic place, we were honoured to be the first choir to perform there. The audience was just the right size - the amphitheatre couldn't hold many more - and I think we all had a good night. To finish it off, we went to the Seven Stars in Penryn for a drink on the way home.

There is much on the news at the moment about Dignitas, and the right to die. I heard a very moving interview with Melanie Reid on Radio 4 yesterday, who is a tetraplegic following a horse riding accident in 2010. She spoke very eloquently and movingly and I think someone like her should be an advisor to those politicians making laws about what we can and can't do with the end of our lives.

Having been close to several people who have taken their lives, I have the utmost sympathy with them (rather than for them). I strongly believe we should be able to do what we want to make our lives as comfortable as possible. Particularly as we grow older. I look at Moll who is only ten but showing signs, and I know that I will do whatever I can to make her life fun, special and pain free. I hope that my nearest and dearest will do the same for me.


Trubes said...

Hi Sue, I'm so pleased the gig went well and the audience enjoyed it.
The setting looked gorgeous such pretty plants and shrubs.
When I was in my choir we always went for a drink afterwards
and quite often gave a mini performance of the concert to the locals,
Great fun ! I firmly believe singing is good for the soul!

best wishes,
Di xx

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Di - and yes, singing is definitely good for the soul! Trebah is stunning isn't it?

Chris Stovell said...

The setting for your gig looks wonderful, Sue.

A good death - it's what we'd want for our loved ones and ourselves, but no one should be forced to go to a strange land to find it.

All best to you and Molls.

Flowerpot said...

I agree totally Chris - hope you're doing OK.