I felt vertigo coming on just before the first service yesterday. Things were a bit dreamy during the song package, but I made it through.
But the second service was worse. I have a two-keyboard arrangement. When I switched from one to the other, I also switch foot pedals, and need to look down. The head motion sent things spinning. The last song of the package was a hymn which I played at the grand, just me and a singer on the platform. Pianists are supposed to watch the songleader. But the glance toward the stage started the spinning again. I decided to just look straight ahead.
Tim prayed after the hymn. We don’t like to use prayers to move people around. But I decided to use the prayer to make my exit to the back of the sanctuary. I knew I might stagger a bit, and though the incognito route was better.
I found a couch in the basement and laid down for the rest of the service. told the guys not to expect me for the last song.
This vertigo stuff is the pits.2 Comments