Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Harmonic Moment

I went to Staples Office Supply Store today to do some copying.  As I walked across the parking lot, I heard the distinct sound of a harmonica.  Turning,  I saw a little girl happily playing a tune while walking beside her mother.  It made me smile.

Once inside, I went to the copy center and discussed my order with an employee.  Suddenly, the simple harmonic strains filled the open space of the store.  People turned and smiled as they walked about looking for toner, paper, envelopes, etc.  The employee at the copy center looked at me and said, "It's unusual to hear music in here. It's an unexpected sound."

I thought to myself that an 'unexpected sound' was probably a really good thing.  I hope the little girl keeps playing.  We need more unexpected music in the world.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely to imagine that sound in the middle of Staples, and to reflect on how it brought smiles to everyone. Very small toddlers can begin to play a harmonica -- maybe a good introductory instrument. Nice to have this image on an important day! xoxoxoxo Judy