Many people are unable to celebrate holidays with the ones they love.Time, distance, death, bad choices and/or consequences of sin can cause the “circle to be broken”…I was blessed this year through technology to transcend the time & distance issue.My loved one is over seven thousand miles and eleven time zones away; yet we were able to re-create a bit of our growing-up years by playing a flute/piano duet.
Growing up in a small church we had many musical opportunities – Christmas Eve service would afford our family chances to sing or play instruments, in varying configurations. (4 kids, 5 instruments, 6 vocalists or any combination thereof… you can do the math…)Daddy was regularly requested to sing “Gesu Bambino” – my mom accompanied him for years until I could pound it out on the keys.
So, on a busy pre-Christmas Friday morning I opened this note in my email. Quick internet search brings me to suitable music.I eventually came to the conclusion that the easiest way to send her the accompaniment was to record it off my Yamaha keyboard and upload it to YouTube.
I did not have the opportunity of hearing her “play with me,” but she sent word that it went well. I was blessed; and I pray the people she played for were touched as well.I love you, Sister! Thank you for the occasion to spend a little time together.