A couple years ago, I came to a lady's house to buy some vitamins. Upon
entering the house,I noticed that there was an electronic keyboard on the stand, leaning
against the wall. Being a piano music lover and player, I asked if the woman played. She
said "Yes" and added that she had been taking lessons--at age 54! I told her that that was very
impressive for her to pursue her passion to play the piano.
Then she reciprocated the question.
"I have been playing for 8 years now." I answered.
"Then you must play a song for me before you leave." she requested.
I thought she was kidding and I simply smiled. By the end of purchase of
the vitamins, she
reminded me of our musical "deal." She then showed me to an old upright
piano in the living room
and asked me to play a song for her. I thought for a moment and decided to
play David Lanz's
"Return to the Heart", since she had much passion for music, and it's one
of my soul-searching
I played the song with my best ability, with much emotions pouring into it
as possible. She loved
it. As I was about to step out of the door, I heard a weak voice calling
out. "Young man!"
I turned around. And there was an old lady taking one little step at a time
with the help
of another woman. "I wanted to come out to thank you for the beautiful song
that you played.
I have been very sick, and it's very hard for me to get off my bed, but I
really wanted to
thank you for the song. It made me feel good...", she said. With that, she
and walked slowly back to her room.
I was deeply touched by her appreciation and felt a deeper understanding
song. It served its purpose beautifully, returning to one's heart for peace