A few minutes ago, as I was getting the girls settled into their chair and blanket fort in the living room, I heard my neighbor practicing the violin. I hadn’t heard her (or him) in quite a while and I was so sad thinking that she’d moved away. The neighbor lives in an apartment complex behind our house, and practices in a room with an open window. The concrete and stucco bounce the sound around so that when my windows are open, too, it sounds like the neighbor is sitting in my backyard, serenading me. The neighbor is good, and the neighbor practices a lot during the day. I always wonder what the neighbor does for a living. Is she a waitress, trying to make it as a musician? A member of the symphony, perhaps? A nightwatchperson with a great hobby? I want to tell the neighbor how much I adore listening to the practice sessions, but I don’t know where she lives. Maybe the kids and I could make a big sign for the backyard, a thank-you note for the lovely music that makes us pause in the middle of our conversations and playing and tidying up to just listen. It is such a gift.
You really SHOULD try to let her/him know. If it were me, that would totally make my year to know that someone was enjoying it.
I bet she has no idea her music’s making such a positive impact. I’d totally put up that sign, you’ll make her day.
Violin music IS lovely. Do let her know you like it.
We used to have a neighbor who played the tuba.
Probably a bit more soothying then our mysterious bagpipe playing neighbor (he was good, mind you, but it was a lot of bagpipes!)
Telling your neighbor that you’re enjoying her music so much would be the coolest thing ever.
I like the sign idea. Or maybe you can all gather out back and when the music stops, you can applaud and cheer. 🙂