This past Saturday night, the beat of a Bodhran drum cast it’s spell over young and old…. I watched as my granddaughter got out of her stroller, with child like abandon began to move her arms and then her feet to the beat of the Irish drum.
If you’ve never heard one, take a minute to listen to this clip:
Saturday night was our 2nd concert in the 2009 Bear River Concert Series we’re co-hosting with Camp Courageous of Iowa…It rocked. Here is a picture of Jacquie Manning from Small Potatoes playing her Bodhran:
Here is a snapshot my granddaughter dancing to the drum….
Before I met my wife, I spent 2 yrs drink’n, smoke’n the wacky weed (I didn’t inhale), and trying various other methods to catch a buzz. Woke up a few times not remembering where I’d parked my car. There’s a good chance many of you reading this have done similar stupid things….that’s not my point. If you’re still doing that sort of thing. or if you did it when you were younger, why do we do it????
I did it to fit in
I did it because I was bored…
I did it for the fun, which it sometimes delivered short term, but I hated waking up the next morning, w/ a splitting headache feeling like I was going to loose my cookies.
There was a moment in a budding relationship w/ my future wife where I thought to myself…if she finds out about some of this stuff, she is going to drop me like a hot potato, so I made an intentional decision to step away from the booze and drugs. It’s possible you know….
It doesn’t mean I don’t still have an occasional beer, but honestly, the rush I felt on Saturday night, listening to the Bodhran, and watching Addison dance is so much sweeter, and I’m still living off of it, 96 hours later.
If you absolutely have to take something for a mood enhancer, I’d recommend a cup of coffee- black/ no sugar, it’s all natural, legal and in moderation can be good for you.
As always, I would love to hear your thoughts DM