If it takes a whole box of tissues. every ounce of moisture in my body. swollen eyes. a pot of tea and a whole day of convincing from some of the most remarkable people in my life… I’ll take that EVERY day just to remind me how lucky I am. <3
I got home from work today and was laying in my bed. I live on a main street so i’m used to ambulances flying by, guys on loud motocycles and people blasting their music. I tend to tune out almost everything that happens out on the street. As I lay here deep in thought I hear a distant sort of muffled singing. My first thought was that it was someone’s music driving by…so I ignored it. A moment later,however, it got louder…this voice was coming from the area right outside my window. I look outside and standing by the bustop was a little teenage girl singing her heart out. The weather for the past month in Cleveland has been gloomy: rain followed by more rain. Through the dreary weather and the cold, this girl was singing as loud as she could in the most soulful voice.
This was remarkable to me. Cars are whizzing by, people are sitting safe and warm in their homes…and this girl is singing. I lay here and listen to her voice and all I can think is that through everything that this girl might have going on… she still singing on a cold, damp, and dreary Cleveland night. How many people in this world possess that quality… to simply overcome the situation. How does one pass through the pain and just sing through it. I may be taking this to some level that no one would ever think about assuming in such a situation. If I was that girl though, I can tell you that I wouldn’t be singing at a bus stop. I would be crying and lamenting my luck and trying as hard as I could not to be thinking about where I was. How may of us can successfully put ourselves in a happy place like this girl?
I wish I could have ran out and talked to this girl and invited her in. As soon as I went to walk outside…she was gone. I sincerely feel like I missed an opportunity to meet an incredible person. Wherever she is and wherever she’s going…I hope she keeps singing. I know that at least one person on this earth can see things just a little differently.