It's 12:59am July 11th, 2017. Today was an easy day. I say easy because we only had two performances. Easy peasy lemon squeezy:) Two awesome, energetic, full crowds.
I always have a hard time going to sleep after shows. I'm positive there is a biological/chemical reason for this. I know it has to do with the "high" of being in front of a crowd and how long it takes those chemicals to exit my system. There really is nothing quite like it. I've never been able to articulate it well, but there is something very spiritual about what we are doing on that stage each night. And I don't mean spiritual in the reverent, traditionally "churchy", make-you-want-to-cry sense. I mean spiritual in the way a group of 300 strangers can all connect and feed off of each other's energy and personality without even saying a word. Spiritual in the way I often sense that a slight change of inflection here or a new hand gesture there will be more effective in producing the desired reaction from the crowd. How the same line I've spoken hundreds of times can come out of my mouth brand new and with a slightly new and sometimes improved meaning. Spiritual in the way that I feel connected to my fellow performers and our technicians. When everyone focuses on the good of the group it is literal magic that happens between every person in the room. Actual magic. I know it's directed by the One who made us all.
But that was just a tangent. That's not what I most wanted to share on this post. The big news today is that KJ (my youngest) has been asking me to make a video with him for a week or so and ... we finally did it! Those who know KJ know that he is obsessed with several YouTube channels especially Dude Perfect. He recently found another channel where they do "father/son" videos. How do you say "no" to a child who asks, "Hey Dad, can we make a father/son video?"
We spent a couple hours recording it and then edited it very quickly and here it is! I hope one day when KJ is a little older, he'll re-watch this video and see in it how much his dad loves him.