Tuesday, May 12, 2009

What Makes the World Go Round?

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

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You know I went to the Met last week. After the exhibits I sat out on the steps to enjoy the afternoon before the rain set in again. It soon turned into a monsoon.

There was a man singing. I've seen him there before. I sat for about ten minutes just listening. Then I took my camera out. There were mostly tourists there but some New Yorkers, like me, were taking advantage of yet another rainy day by spending lunchtime at a museum. I took his photo from above the steps. I was clicking and listening. Then someone gave him some money for his hat. Then someone else bought him a bottle of water. Then people just listened and other people passed by and didn't seem to pay attention to him at all. It brightened my day a little more. He was singing Al Greene and Ray Charles and Smoky Robinson. He was just singing and it was coming from an honest, deep and genuine place. I gave him a dollar and thanked him for his singing. He smiled and with his nod, while singing, I knew he was thankful for me and all the other people who were there to hear him...even the ones who didn't stop to notice.

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

Today's Soundtrack:
How Can You Mend A Broken Heart - Al Green

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman





Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman





Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

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