“The Show Must Go On”

Today, in a town only a few miles distant from my NJ home,  a ‘Home Going” ceremony will commence…….and so will a mortal’s life begin anew back home……..

A mortal of celebrity, mourned by fellow celebrities, those whose schedules permit their attendance today.  Some won’t be there, in a world where million dollar movie contracts and concert engagements must take center stage………

I don’t fault them; that is the nature of the business…….the show must go on…

   Some performing at the ceremony will later perform before a different audience; an audience who paid to see a joyful show, not one hindered by a mournful singer’s mood. 

I remember many years ago, I was sitting in the audience of “The Lord of the Dance,”……..I had seen it many times; but never lost desire to watch Michael Flatley’s feet dance across the stage.  We all heard a loud thud…….but waited, patiently, some not so patiently, for a show to begin a little past commencement time……..

The show was as excellent as always……..though we noticed Michael’s curtain calls were a bit subdued at the end. 

The next day, I read the paper, and learned why…….

A member of the crew had fallen to his death backstage………that was the thud……..a life ending, a journey of “going home” commencing………..

I have to applaud the professionalism of everyone involved that night; they had a promise to fulfill, an audience waiting, and they fulfilled it…….I can only imagine the sorrow masked behind those dancing feet…….

So today……Whitney……may your journey home be peaceful and joyful………..and may the  Choir shows commence in Heaven a little brighter now………….



About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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One Response to “The Show Must Go On”

  1. Lucinda says:

    I echo your sentiments… may you find the peace Whitney, that so desperately eluded you in this life. You left us your gift of song, and your signature piece “I will always love you” becomes ours..

    “We will always love you”

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