I was sitting outside in my favorite spot, minding my own business. It was a nice summer day and I was lazy.
“So……. I’m shooting a wedding in the fall,” Charla began. “I was meeting with my clients talk about the ceremony and
they said they would like to have live music
at their reception
but that would be quite expensive and so
I told them well David knows how to play the piano
and maybe I’ll just go ask him to see if he wants to play,” Charla continued.
“Actually,” she said, “I kinda volunteered you already. So will you do it?”
I was panicked and excited all at once. I haven’t performed in years, had nothing prepared, and would have to put together a set of tunes in a short amount of time.
I was also excited. I needed a reason to start playing again. I said yes. She breathed a sigh of relief.
“Go team us” is what we say in times like these. Every day, really, is a moment to notice and cherish how we build things together, back each other up, do creative things and enjoy the moment – even when we’re not in the same room or even in the same city.
“Let’s publish a blog”
“Let’s start a business”
“Let’s raise a blended family”
“Let’s make a home”
“Let’s do a wedding. You’ll play the piano and I’ll take photos!”
The wedding went well and I played a good set. In the end, Charla barely heard me because she was outside taking photos of the bride and groom. They were grateful for what we brought.
Many times after that wedding, I often would ask Charla, “Maybe you could volunteer me again to play at one of your events.” She smiled.top