Trumpet Solo at Sunrise
one simple story and maybe not a story and maybe not so simple we’d like to tell about we do remember it from childhood and maybe not from childhood and maybe even don’t remember but will try to recollect
“Tomorrow morning you can see the sun rise over the rooftops of Copenhagen from the spire of Vor Frue Kirke. Be there at 06.30 and join for a walk up the stairs accompanied by a trumpet solo.” It was the Easter sunday morning. I was surprised to see that many people at this hour. But in a few moments it became self-evident why.
It was an experience which doesn’t travel well with words or pictures, but I will do my best.
We were up in the bell tower with the wonderful view over Copenhagen. Waiting for the sun to rise. At the very tip of it the trumpet played a tune and people lit the candles. They sang a carol and let the moment sink in. On our way down, we noticed a couple that the guard just left standing there. He was making a proposal and she didn’t know. The guard had promised to the man that he could have the spire and the sunrise just for themselves.