Here are object lessons to priests and servers who make mistakes. We go one. Don’t lose your cool, move on. Deal with it. Keep moving forward.
I saw a video that most of you have seen by now of James Taylor screwing up the beginning of the Star Spangled Banner. He launched into America The Beautiful first and then, realizing he was off, made the switch and continued. Some people think “fail!”. I don’t. Hey! Mistakes happen. You go on. How you handle screw ups is telling.
With a tip of the biretta to Damien Thompson, at whose page I saw this, you have got to watch this video.
To set the scene piainst Maria Joao Pires is set to play for a lunch concert Amsterdam’s Concertgebouworkest conducted by Riccardo Chailly. She is expecting a different Mozart concerto than the the one the band plays! Surprise!
What to do?
Does she panic? No. Well… a little. But then she works like a pro.
After the relevant part, there is a little more on an irrelevant topic, interesting enough but… not ad rem.
We little humans make mistakes. Errare est humanum. How we recover and deal with the new situation on the ground is all.