Weikie is probably a name you haven’t heard before, and that is very okay. Weikie is a young musician from the UK who has a birthday today. Brilliant guy. Outside the box. He was also a part of the band Her Name is Calla, a band I like a lot, but that dissolved last year. They went out with a bang, though. Their last album Animal Choir is a masterpiece.

I met Her Name is Calla twice. Once in 2014 and once in 2015. It was memorable. The first time we drank the night away with the band, and it ended in hugs that changed my life. That sounds very melodramatic, I know. But usually, I don’t like to be touched, even less by strangers. But Tom (the singer and guitarist) and Adam (Weikie) didn’t ask. They just hugged. It was the first time I perceived myself as more than just a wife, mother, housekeeper. That night, after those hugs, I became my own person.

I admit, it must have been in me for a long while, but that night – in a foreign city (Brussels, Belgium) my life took a different turn.

I will forever be grateful for that.

Thank you Adam, and a Happy Birthday.

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