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.


  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!

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

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

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

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

  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!

  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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