One Small Thing, On One Sad Evening
Sometimes really wonderful things happen at just exactly the perfect moment. I was feeling pretty sad, as you might expect, last night, but as far as something that would be guaranteed to cheer a person up goes, what happened next qualified.
Do you remember the story of Mim and The Mouse and the Lady with the Big Dog, from my Take Your Dog to Your Gig day post (In the comments)? Well, last night, as I was taking out the trash, a car stopped and a Lady asked if I was the one with the cat from the night before.
We had another good laugh about it and I met her husband. We chatted for a bit, and I invited them in to read the Story and chat some more. They read, love music, and adore the Bengals. Clearly of the same tribe as us.
They mentioned their son, now grown and away in the army was a bagpiper, and I mentioned one of the things I have always wanted to do most was learn to play Uilleann Pipes.
They mentioned their son had some, that they had gotten from a Pipemaker in Cornwall, but he didn't play them and they had been sitting in their basement unused forever, and would I like them?
They left, and The Nice Lady returned 20 minutes later with these....
Here's another view....
I suspect I have them in the nature of kind of a permanent loan, and would give them back if ever they were wanted, but what a wonderful thing to do for someone! Especially someone you only just met the night before, holding a cat AND a mouse, yelling at you to keep your dog away!!!!!
They made me so very happy when I needed it most. Making new friends would have been enough, but now having a chance to do something I have always wanted for years to do, makes me feel kind of weak. Overwhelmed. Such kindness from strangers, who aren't strangers anymore, means so much.
Sometimes Magic is very, very real.
I suspect, as I learn them, you will all be very glad you live far away. My neighbours are not so lucky...They won't be easy, but I think I can do it.
Here is one more shot that turned up. I think the Bengal/Bee Alliance is Plotting something......
Thank you ALL again for your love and support yesterday, in the death of my friend. It's going to be hard to go out there on Sunday but I think it is something I need to do.
And oh, Mim caught another Mouse last night....
Love and Irish Pipes,