Monday, June 20, 2011

Losing Your Marbles

How do you get a group of strangers together laughing and working towards the same goal? You give a 4 year old a bag of marbles that they accidentally break in the middle of a shopping centre.

This happened in front of me this morning. A little girl dropped her bag of marbles and I heard a plink, plink, plink. The marbles scattered everywhere and all of a sudden people were chasing these little glass balls - old people, young people, men and women all stopped their busy days to help this little girl collect her treasures. We were rewarded with a beaming smile and a quiet thank you and a little glow inside. Totally made my morning!

My sister came home from Tasmania after a week of flight delays due to volcanic ash from a volcano in Chile. While she was in Tasmania I'd sent her on a mission. While I was there in January I'd visited the Salamanca Markets in Hobart and heard a man playing acoustic guitar. There was something about his music that touched me and I actually had to fight back tears. I couldn't stop thinking about it when I got home and when Julie told me she was going I asked her to look for a CD for me. On Saturday I got a text from her asking if I knew what his name was because she was standing there listening to a man playing the most beautiful music. It had to be the same one! She loved the music so much that she bought herself a CD as well.

So now with his CD in my possession I found out who the artist was - Cary Lewincamp



Something about his music is just so joyful and peaceful - a little like running through a beautiful forest trail. I'm putting his music on my MP3 and sometimes on my runs I'm going to be transported back to Tasmania.

8 comments:

  1. Lovely story about the marbles! You are right, being out in a forest or anywhere in nature brings you some inner peace. I’ve never heard of this artist but I certainly like the music. Have a good week!

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  2. How lovely - both the marbles and the music! Sometimes life is just so good, isn't it?

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  3. Oh, what a cute story! I'm sure it was a quite a site and made the day for many.

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  4. I love the marble story--good to know we can all some together for something so simple.
    Lovely music!

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  5. Beautiful music here char. And the marbles...can so see it in my head! Lovely.

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  6. Nice story about the marbles and thanks for sharing beautiful music.
    How can I forget the beautiful report about your trip in Tasmania which you posted five months ago!
    Have a nice week!

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  7. Love the song.
    I love music. Has such a way of calming me down [huge task] or pumping me up.

    Love. Love. Music.
    Losing my marbles.......not so much. ;)

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