Talking to Strangers

Did you ever have a moment of such grand excitement you didn’t know what to do with yourself? Last night I had one and it caused a sudden personality change. Sitting at a bar by myself, waiting on someone I decided to check my email. I had nothing but a glass of water in front of me. I knew no one there.

All day I had checked my email on and off. Friday was the day that emails were going out from Sing for Hope about their pianos and chosen artists. I had submitted a proposal, but figured my idea might have been too far-fetched. And was waiting on a rejection letter. These things are hard to get accepted for. There are millions of artists all trying for a handful of opportunities. And they are good. Who was I?

Then again my momentum was on a upslope. So who were they?

So there it was. Finally sitting in my email. Without an ounce of hesitation I clicked on it and to my utter most deepest unexpected surprise the email began with “We are excited to inform you..”, that had to be good news. “that you have been accepted as an artist” OMG is all I am thinking! “for the Sing for Hope Pianos public art project!” OMG OMG OMG I am reading, almost crying, and searching around the room for someone I know, any one to tell! I am actually saying OMG and this is exciting and other happy exclamations (who can remember, but it was all good).

So there is no one I know in sight. I guess I could have gone outside and made a phone call. That would be too logical and was not even a thought at that moment. I was completely living in the now.

I do the next best thing. I tell the bartender and the girl sitting next to me. When I say I am so excited I am going to cry, the girl says I am in the right place. They understand.

By the time (2 minutes probably) the person who I am waiting for comes in, the girl left, the bartender walked away and I am too excited to talk at normal speed.

The point of my story. I don’t normally talk to strangers in a bar. And I was chosen to be an artist for Sing for Hope Pianos! OMG!

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