Friday, May 16, 2008

Haiku Friday: the touch you with my song edition

Haiku Friday

A song can bring tears
when it touches someone's heart.
You just never know.

There were many amazing moments from Mother's Day this year. Here, of course, was one that was -- ahem -- more astonishing than amazing, but I digress (and so soon, too!).

Anyway.

Twice a year -- at Easter and Mother's Day -- Wonderhubby and I join up with two other guys for a standing restaurant gig. I mentioned this briefly here. It's really a lot of fun, we get paid (real actual cash dollars) and we get to eat the faborama brunch when we're done.

You never know how people are going to respond, though. Sometimes we captivate the crowd; sometimes they're too busy eating to care about the four dorks crooning in the room. Sometimes we mess around with the kids at the tables; sometimes the old folks get a sentimental kick out of our oldy-moldy songs.

So at this one table, we were playing to the kids at the table. When we had finished, one of our guys (who gets these brilliant ideas sometimes) told the parents we would sing one for them, so HE should look into HER eyes.

And he did.

And we began to sing:

"Heart of my heart, I love you ...
Life would be naught without you.
Light of my life, my darling,
I love you ... I love you ..."
And the look between them deepened, and her eyes welled up with tears.

We continued to sing.

And he looked even deeper, his own eyes moistening.

The tears rolled down her cheeks. Her lips moved. "I love you," she said soundlessly.

As the last notes of the song faded away, the love at the table was absolutely palpable, and my own eyes were damp.

If I had not sung another note that day, I would have felt that my job was complete.

21 comments:

Joyce said...

That is awesome, Janet. You are one fun lady, and that was such a kind thing to do. :)

Toni said...

I wish I could sing...

storyteller said...

Music touches hearts
in ways hard to understand …
What a lovely gift!

Hugs and blessings,

nikki said...

Oh, that is so sweet!

Sarah said...

How beautiful. Sometimes we all need that reminder. Just beautiful

karisma said...

Hummin' along...I will be the back ups...k?

LceeL said...

Aw .. Geez .. I'm out of Kleenex.

Burfica said...

That is so dang sweet.

My husband will always get the musicians to come to our table, and when he does, I feel very awkward. Usually cuz I'm in the middle of stuffing my face, and I don't like to eat with a group of people watching me. lol

maggies mind said...

Aw, what a great haiku and story, too.

Laura@Storytellin' Mama said...

Very moving story!

lucythevaliant said...

What a beautiful story!

Anglophile Football Fanatic said...

Even tho I knew this, That Was AWESOME. Will you sing at the DK's wedding?

Jenni said...

So touching! Music can break through the toughest barriers!

Scylla said...

What a fantastic gift! The world is a better place because you brought that couple some special music!

Joy T. said...

Awwwww I bet they won't ever forget that day!!

Mom24 said...

That is so beautiful. What a great gift.

Pamela said...

I wish I'd been at that table.
With tears in my eyes... looking into the eyes of my love.

cacklinrose said...

wonderful story! Your song-ku really captured it.

Sandy C. said...

So sweet! What a treasured moment for both couples :)

Judith Shakespeare said...

Stop. Making. Me. Cry.

(Beautiful story, honey.)

dawn224 said...

ah :)

and I think the neo planet is pretty!

 
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