Peter Sabourin aka SAB was not afraid to live his dreams.
In his dreams he could possibly become an award winning commercially successful artist.
And let’s be very clear.
Sab was an amazing frontman and force of nature.
Yet in this dream, he could take care of his family, his friends, and tour the world like other musical icons.
But, Sab became much more.
In his dignity, and his loyalty and right up to the end he became what we all wish to be
The hero of other’s dreams.
I’m not talking musicians.
I’m talking about children who grow up now having a dream.
Believe me I see it in the face of my grandson James.
He has dreams, that I want to help him with.
I watched this dream in the faces of seniors who came to Sab’s funeral and may have not known a single song of his.
They got it, whether they followed their dream or not.
Sab’s dream unified people you may only see and talk with once a year.
Or for that matter never met until the funeral
We were caught up despite our fears, our success, our own lives.
It may sound dramatic but Sab’s Dream should remain a lasting lesson.
You can go out on your shield, but don’t forget your shield offers protection to others.
Sab’s notoriety was his humanity.
And believe me, that is a great legacy.
JOHN EMMS is a veteran music journalist, vocalist/songwriter with Canadian Blues Roots Rockers.. THE SHAFTMEN
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