Saturday, June 11, 2011

Magical Moment 492, "Love/Hate"

Last night, I experienced the very epitome of my love/hate relationship with New York City:

A paying gig! = Love
In Brooklyn = Hate (it's not a bad place, just far away)
Three hour set = Love
Crawling through traffic at snail pace = HATE!

It was an uncharacteristically slow night at this small, Caribbean restaurant where I was invited to play for "Jazz Night." I still gave it everything I had though. And my favorite patrons of the evening were 2 young sisters, whose eyes I felt on me with each song I played. I got the sense that one of the sisters wanted to approach and talk to me. I tried to seem as friendly as possible so that she would have the courage to, but she never did. I was beyond flattered however, when each adorable girl took turns putting a tip into my jar. I gave them the very best smile I could and played my hardest until they left. 

Love.




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6 comments:

texwisgirl said...

awww. :)

Eddie said...

I'm sorry I couldn't be there. I bet it was great. I'll be there at the next one.

Birdie said...

I always feel nervous going up to musicians. I finally got brave once and the guy was quite rude so I have not done it since. I will try again! :-)

Linda said...

"...whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God." Even if no one else hears or sees, He does. I wish the girls had gotten up their courage to talk with you, but I'm sure your smile was appreciated.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

Texwisgirl, glad it made you smile.

Eddie, I'll hold you to that.

Birdie, That's sad that he was rude! Give it another shot next time. :)

Linda, yes, thank you for quoting that verse. I have to remind myself of that.

Deborah said...

How wonderful :o)