The sun sets on another day…
Sunset sprayed a melodious sky with clefts, notes, and furious fun. The night filled with amazement and left lasting smiles on those that let it.
It was the last night of parties in the park, and we had the opportunity to go and watch a local band play. We got a spectacular treat. We were early enough to see and spend time with the first band, enjoyed them as much as a bad we see as regularly as possible, Flexadecibel. They were proceeded by Aaron Benjamin, whose voice range was beyond belief and who put on a spectacular show.
In the post-Covid time, or perhaps the almost post-Covid time, it is hard to choose things that will be entertaining without being packed into an event like sardines. This event was full of people, but the park was large enough that everyone seemed to spread out and give some space. The people were smiling, the laughter was flowing, and the music was musicing. (New word, note that)
I have always found it easy to get lost in good music, and as I have listened and laughed, I find myself feeling better about a world that is torn in many ways. The event was to raise money for the Disability Network of West Michigan, and I am sure they did well, considering the lines to get food, drinks, and raffle tickets.
Sometimes all it takes is a melody to make you feel a little better. Sometimes it is a child’s laugh, a puppy’s innocence, a butterfly in the wind, or a hummingbird feeding. As we walk through day to day, don’t hide from those beautiful events, but instead embrace them, find them, and be part of the laughter. It is in those moments that we find ourselves. It is in those moments that we find our inner peace.
So as the sun sets on another day, find your way, make life a better place, and as the world offers you music, listen. If you have the ability to make music, play. It is a series of random sounds that will define you well beyond the moment and will help you see past everything to a little bit of magic. Be part of that magic all you can, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and vampires in Muskegon….