Serendipity and Serenity

Well, oddly enough, the day after I wrote the last post regarding looking for more work, the work found me.  I got a call from the hospice company that asked me to play for Memorial Day, and they want me to play for a memorial service at another nursing home next week.  Honestly, it’s my first gig of this sort, so I spent the next couple days learning to make an invoice.  Really, the most difficult part was trying to figure out how to write a default ‘thank you for your business’ on it, but not in such generic terms.  My mother once again came to the rescue and suggested “Thank you for the opportunity to serve you,” which is *exactly the sentiment I wished to express.  Of course it’s not the same as a personalized thank you, but it’s one to go on a form, and the personal one will come after.

In preparing for this service, I reminded myself that there indeed is nothing like playing a harp all day to make one feel content with life.  Even with the frustrations of tripping fingers or slipped notes, eventually those get smoothed over and you’re just feeling the vibrations of the harp.  Especially when practicing Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Pie Jesu.  I really could just play that all day.


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