Sunday, November 18, 2012

We're # 2

Memphis is right behind Austin, Texas in interesting places to visit, according to the travel web site Trip Adviser.
Article here...

Pic O' the Day

Singin' for Jesus

Last Sunday, after having brunch with friends, they hop on the trolley and I say goodbye... and as I often do, I wander around. Mel's visiting family and I'm alone, free to poke around, undeterred,  wherever I want.

As I'm walking down Main St. taking pictures of whatever catches my eye, off in the distance I hear a gloriously spiritual voice resonating from down Court Square way so I wander toward the singing to investigate.

I sit on a park bench and enjoy this ladie's beautiful voice as she does A Capella renditions, using a disposable cup with the bottom removed to amplify her voice, wailing hymns unknown to me. No one in the park pays a bit attention to her, but that doesn't stop her from smiling and rejoicing in  those songs from the depths of her heart.

After a bit I decide to move on and because most of the folks in Court Square on a Sunday morning  are homeless and in need of some cash, I reach in my pocket for a few bucks to give her. I'll have to admit, I was taken aback when I offered her money and she shakes her head, smiles, and says in a very kind voice, "God bless you, but I don't do this for money, I'm singin' for Jesus. I'll say a prayer for you kind sir.", she gives me another sweet smile and she goes right back to singin' for Jesus. I say thanks, take her picture, give her a hug and walk away.

Humbled, I continue my saunter south towards home, but after just a few steps...  It hits me... I have this really good feeling, this lady has given me something, it's a nice feeling, and I smile all the way home.

You never know where the next smile may come from.