Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Yesterday on our way out of Pittsburgh we drove down a city street that reminded me of San Francisco. The shops and restaurants were squeezed so tightly together I wondered if they could breathe. There was a young man on the corner with a banjo and a nose ring. He strummed his strings and sang something about not paying taxes. I glanced at him and we shared the kind of smile that warms the soul. The street light flashed green and on we drove with the image of the banjo player dancing through my mind and his smile lighting up my soul. There is happiness if we look for it. All around us there are people doing what they love and living a life where what you have or don't have doesn't really matter, where a song in your heart and a smile on your lips is enough.


Kristen said...

I needed to be reminded of this today. Thank you.

aola said...

this is beautiful

life is full of beauty and mystery, it is pure poetry if like you said - we just look for it.

Denise said...

You can always see beauty when you look........ God did that!