Friday, March 04, 2011

Lessons from the Edge

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

OK, it isn't a 'new' lesson.
I've heard that statement before.
But this week, I saw the truth of it in action.

Tuesday we had a musical guest come in to sing for the residents. While I stayed around for the performance, and tried to be up-beat and help the residents have a good time, I must admit - this man's music was not among my favorites.
I mean, it was nice. He did a good job. But there wasn't a lot of variety, and his style just isn't in line with my taste in music. (Was that a kind-enough negative review? *wink*)
Anyway, after the show was over I saw one of the residents walk up to the musician and say something to him. Then he packed up his equipment and I bid him farewell.
I was passing by that resident and asked if she enjoyed the show.
She got a big smile on her face and said, "Oh, yes! He sings just like my husband used to sing to me! I told him so. Is he going to come back here sometime?"
I assured this dear woman, I would be inviting him back to sing for us. And when he's on the schedule again I will be sure she knows it, so she can come and listen some more.
Because - although his style of music may not be my cup of tea - it brought back beautiful memories for a precious lady.

Indeed, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. (Or, ear, as the case may be!)

Karen

8 comments:

Leah @ Point Ministries said...

That's why God made vanilla and chocolate---and butter pecan, and pistachio, and mint.

Leah

Irritable Mother said...

Leah - You're very clever. *wink*
(I always wondered why He made butter pecan and pistachio!)

luvmy4sons said...

Different strokes for different folks...but a much deeper lesson here I read between the lines. Eyes off of self! Love you!

TheUnSoccerMom said...

It takes all kinds to make the world go round! ;o)

O Mom said...

I just love your daily encouragement!

Irritable Mother said...

Leslie - Deeper lessons are good!
Hey, does this mean you're blogging again? I'll be right over to check that out! :o)

Jodi - Yes, it does. It's more colorful that way.

O Mom - So good to see you! Thanks for your kind words. :o)

Sara K. said...

I love the woman's comment, that he sings just like her husband used to sing to her... how sweet! Seeing things through different lenses sure changes one's perspective! :)

Irritable Mother said...

Sara - Yes! It's good to take our eyes off ourselves.