I didn't expect to do the same donation twice but life had other plans. In fact Jack had other plans. As we did our weekly shop, there again, out of the blue was a busker. Now he appeared in the way I had imagined. Reading my previous article you'll know what I mean.
This time the feeling was also entirely different, unlike the full rock concert we were given last time with a guy who performed like he was at an arena, this month it felt like we had stepped into a totally private moment. This was one of those goose bump moments where the wind kicked up feathers and dust while he sang and everything slowed down and became beautiful.
Jack and I were stopped in our tracks and to me it was a no brainer. Jack was mesmerised. $50 is a lot of money, but to support art - to support beauty in this world, what a cause.
This month felt so different because it was so different. There was such a serenity, a peace, no asking, just being present. I came away moved and changed, I know who got the greater gift that day. And so this month's lesson was two fold. One, slow down, stop and see the world, hear it. It has beauty. And two, sometimes even when you are giving, sometimes the gift is given back in ways you could never have expected. I needed that music that day, he was gone by the time we came out. But I had been frazzled and hurrying through life and I stopped. I saw the treasure in my arms and the moment that I had been given.
This month I'd like you thank you all for giving me the gift of slowing down enough to hear the music, and to be able to thank him for it.
Lets see what the wind brings us next month...