The "Charlie-Brown -Music" recital was held in a living room in Washington state. The audience listened from the other end of the phone some 1500 miles away. Eyes wide, my husband and I, envisioned Linus in the pumpkin patch, and our granddaughter at her piano bench. Oh, the joy of her music and accomplishment! Like fresh air coming through a window. No thought of musicology, just upbeat positive; the running, jumping and skipping of her fingers across the keyboard. Youth: being, believing, growing.
What are you waiting for? As kids at school, we stood in line in the cafeteria for: lunch, the polio vaccine on a sugar cube, Halloween parties, and spelling bees. These days, waiting in line is seen most everywhere- outside the doors of Box Stores (sometimes in tents), at check out counters, concerts and movies, football games and near tailgates. Waiting turned into social hour-hours.