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Ode to a Playground – Ichthus

on January 28, 2013

There’s only going to be a little pretending for this daily prompt for this year, one of my all-time favorite places on this planet, close it’s “doors”. They’re selling their equipment and the land where the Ichthus Music Festival has been for 42 years due to far too much debt. The only thing missing from the prompt is it being destroyed but who knows what’s going to happen to those beautiful fields now.

The saddest part is, we were going to back this year, really. We hadn’t been in maybe 5 years but we were all set to go back this year until they broke the news they’d be shutting it down. They even had some bands lined up!

So here’s to you, Ichthus. You have moved me to my core on more than one occasion and I will never forget the memories and the closeness to God I’ve felt there over the years. The giant field covered in people taking communion at once. The “donut hole” that protected us from the worst part of a storm that even made the news. Having it start to rain once NeedtoBreathe played their song “Washed By The Water” and stop raining when they stopped playing. The friendships. You will never be forgotten. You will live on in the hearts of those who experienced you.

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