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beginning strings playing for the residents @ town center, viera 4/20/12beginning strings playing for the residents @ town center, viera 4/20/12

the boy’s music teacher asked if i could chaperone the beginning strings kids on a field trip to play for the residents of a local assisted living facility…i knew he would prefer that i didn’t, but i also knew the teacher could use the help…so i went…i tried to stay in the background as much as possible, so as not to cramp his style…i always love to hear my children perform, and the kids did a great job…besides the cello, the boy played his guitar and sang two songs when the strings ensemble was finished…this made me smile as much as it did the residents, he is growing in skill and confidence which is beautiful to see…but what really made me smile was watching him mingling with the residents afterwards, stopping to say ‘hi’ to the people sitting there, giving a handshake (and shyly kissing a lady on top of her head when she asked him to…and thought nobody was looking…) thanking folks for coming to listen…some children are shy and uncomfortable in such a situation, but my boy has a kind soul and a certain confidence, and he seemed as happy as the residents did with the interaction they shared…i am glad i could be there to see this, because i will always remember it…