Recently, I bought the book The Power of One, not just because someone recommended it to me, but because I like the title. It’s kind of like buying a bottle of wine because I like the label. What can I say, I’m a sucker for packaging.
I have been thinking about this title and those words this entire weekend. I have yet to begin reading the book and I didn’t see the movie so I have no idea what it’s actually about. However, one can make some assumptions from the title, The Power of One.
Yesterday, I was scheduled to host the session in Montpelier. There was a lot going on as far as music like the Carolyn Festival and summertime vacations, weddings, etc.,. Needless to say, I wasn’t expecting many musicians to show up. In fact, I wasn’t expecting anyone to show up and thought I might be playing alone, which isn’t much of a session.
I came this close to just canceling when a fellow musician emailed and said not to and that she would be there to play with me. The power of one just became the power of two.
We got there and played for a little while when others started to trickle in, one by one by one. Now all of a sudden, we had ourselves a nice little session. I guess it’s just another reminder that there really is power in one.