so i don’t really blog anymore, but something really incredible happened to me tonight that i wanted to write about. tonight i was the recipient of a seemingly forgettable but truly remarkable act of kindness.
today was the building dedication for our new music building, so we were playing a short concert for the board of trustees. we were waiting for them to arrive, so everyone was just sort of chatting with a few doodling here and there. it reminded me, somehow, of times like that in the music world when one player will start playing chameleon, and people gradually join in. for some inexplicable reason, i love that so much. the fun and joy of that tune is so contagious, and i will always love its vibe and universality.
anyway, we were just sitting around, so i tweeted about how it makes me happy when people randomly break into chameleon. within minutes, one of my sisters in tbs, who plays string bass, had suddenly walked up to me with her instrument. suddenly she started playing the bass riff of the tune. i must have been fucking beaming, but i started playing my part, and we jammed only for a minute, and she said, just for you. and damn, i mean. that just fucking made my day, ya know? it was so simple, and so quick, but she saw my tweet, knew it would make me happy, and came right up and started playing. whether she knows it or not, i will remember that simple act of friendship and kindness for a very, very, very long time.
"It’s not that people can’t love you if you don’t love yourself. It’s that you won’t feel it because it’ll always seem like you don’t deserve it."-But It’s Not a Matter of Deserving (#53: January 11, 2014)