… more interesting!
A relatively short time ago, I was introduced (via Erika Kind’s Blog) to some people who were putting a request out world-wide for poems about peace.
My poem “My Dream” was accepted and included in the final product (pages 123 to 125) which is now available, and a copy is apparently being archived at Stanford University. It is so rewarding to know that another part of me will live on in some small way beyond my lifespan!
I love music of pretty much all genres, but have a particular liking to Classical pieces. When I moved to Oakville and met Carol, we decided that we should support the Oakville Symphony by subscribing to the annual concert series, and donate as circumstances allow. They are a very good orchestra and it became an annual tradition to write them a very nice letter of thanks during the year which was accompanied by our financial donation.
The letter became quite well known and looked forward to! I guess it’s one of those odd aspects of human nature that while most (if not all) of their audience enjoys their performances, very few actually express that enjoyment and appreciation to the musicians!
Carol was (today) on the Oakville Symphony’s Facebook page, and noticed a promo for “Who Said I was up for Adoption”!!! There were even a few nice comments but, the “icing on the cake” was a “Bravo Colin” from their Conductor. Just two words, and the thought to do something with them. That was very special!
These two unrelated incidents confirm aspects of life which we should always remember. If an opportunity presents itself, then take it and give it 110% and, always treat people the way you would like to be treated. I also believe that one should have no expectations as a result of showing appreciation however, when the appreciation is reciprocated, it is very special!