While practicing in Prospect Park, a young mother left her spot on the Long Meadow and wheeled the pram containing her sleeping baby toward home.
I almost moved to another location when they arrived, and I had tried to play quietly, assuming they seemed a good ways off.
When she reached the paved walkway, she stopped at my bench and set what looked like a playing card next to me, saying it was just a note she wanted to leave with me. On the reverse were spaced lines, filled with handwriting that said:
“Thank you for playing the guitar so beautifully. It was an honor to listen to & I’m so happy I ended up in this very spot in the park so that your music could fill my ears.”
And she signed it with a first name and a little heart. Ah Spring….!
Same spot, a few days earlier. This is my office, whenever weather permits.