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Saturday, July 16, 2011

when is a stone not small anymore?

Yesterday when I schlepped up the stairs to the baggage claim to meet Dave's flight I heard the unmistakable sound of live piano music. At the top of the escalator an upright piano lives next to a sign saying, 'I'm a piano. Play me!' The reason I love the piano and don't play is a topic for another lifetime day but suffice it to say that I stopped and stood listening to a young woman sitting straight backed on the very piano bench, wearing flip-flops, weaving a lovely melody for at least ten minutes. Then she stopped, looked at her hands, rose, put on her backpack and I saw her walk away pulling her roller-suitcase behind her. I did thank her because she had indeed stirred my week-weary soul.

Redemption comes in strange places, small spaces
Calling out the best of who we are
 
 [lyrics from Sara Groves' Add to the Beauty]

Happy weekend, fellow stone gatherers!

12 comments:

Donna said...

OMWord! Now That's Wonderful! I am REALLY in need of soul stirring music...Must be some new thing by the airlines to keep you from thinking about the Other lousy service they offer...Lololol
Sweet weekend to you friend!!!
hughugs

Jenn Jilks said...

Nice story, love the photo.

Please visit me here: my critters !

Sandy Kessler said...

I feel that

Running towards the morning... said...

Oh for the beauty. thank you dear friend to adding to the beauty :)

chubskulit said...

What a beauty!

My entry, hope you can visit and see.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely post and a beautiful bird!

Jenn Jilks said...

Noni, it is a small world. I am so in love with my twin male black cats. thanks for visiting.

Ms. Becky said...

now. it's not small anymore I mean.
you put me right there. I can imagine it so clearly, how it all took place. and the finality of seeing her walk away. it's beautiful Noni. sigh.

Ms. Becky said...

I was so carried away by your words I forgot the photo. oh, the grace.

Pietro said...

What a nice picture, with a very nice reflection! I enjoyed the text too.
Happy Sunday!

Indrani said...

Nice read.How busy have we become!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice story.

Regards!