April 16, 2008
Used Cows and Musicals
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Anticipation makes me very antsy, and most times very, very early.
I arrived in Dundee at the arranged pick-up sight about 20 minutes before the GITC caravan was expected. For me, this was not very, very early. While nervously waiting, I received a phone call letting me know that the team was running behind.
Recognizing a familiar mission theme, I flexed! My friend and I made a quick stop at restaurant, grabbed a bite to eat, and some coffee. The coffee was absolutely necessary, because I wasn’t feeling nearly hyper enough already.
Once on the road, I had the chance to learn about my fellow travelers. Where they were from, how many mission trips they’d been on, their families, and what type of music they preferred. Even though we were different ages, the first vehicle all agreed that show tunes were the bomb. So, that is what we listened to for quite a while, in between singing along and excitedly talking.
On road trips, my mind has a tendency to wander into strange places. I frequently find myself making up songs in my head about everything I’m seeing. As the scenery went by, I found myself contemplating what a musical based on a GITC mission trip would be like. When I focused my eyes on the view again, I saw the most beautiful farm. Pristine barns, grazing cattle, gently rolling green dales, and the blue skies of Kentucky were the backdrop for a gorgeous sign announcing “Sullivan Farms.‿
Then I noticed that a newer, equally well-done sign had been added below the Sullivan Farms title section. I laughed out loud as I read: “Used Cows for Sale." My husband tried to teach me everything he knew about dairy farming, but that’s just something that never got covered. So, I am still wondering exactly what the term “Used Cow" refers to.
Which leads me to share these additional road-scribbled thoughts:
How am I going to work a song about used cows into “GITC: The Mission Musical?"
I wonder how it would go over if I renamed the project “GITC: The Mission Moo-sical?"
I’m still working on the lyrics, but so far I just haven’t felt moo-ved by the right Verses.
Posted by jaselin at April 16, 2008 07:20 AM