As Jess, Meaghan, Nick, and I we walking the grounds of the only city palace in Munich (which pretty much every building looks like a palace to me…) we stumbled upon a gazebo. It was the stuff of daydreams. Beautiful architecture, surrounded by flowers, backlit by sunshine, and stone work to envy ancient Greece. We walked closer and heard music from inside the gazebo. There was a man playing violin for the many passersby and the good folk who decided to sit and enjoy for a while. Many more were sitting and enjoying which seems to be in much better practice here than in the U.S. The violinist was playing a familiar classic piece, “Time to Say Goodbye.” We stood for a while, taking pictures, as tourists do and when he finished his song, I joked (only partially) with the others that they could just leave me here and come back for me in a few hours. I really would have been content with that, but being the over cautious person that I am, I would never stay alone in a country with which I wasn’t familiar. As I very slowly began to move away, the violinist began playing my favorite song in the universe.
🎶Moon river, wider than a mile. I’m crossing I’m style someday…🎵
As the familiar notes lept from the strings into the air, I was moved beyond measure. Phone was put away. There was no desire to capture this moment for Instagram, but rather the whole desire to drink in every moment of this beauty that was before me. Tears were falling. Smiles were on the faces of all those around. Little children were swaying to the music as they cooed in their mother’s arms. I am tearing up just writing about it.
Thank you universe. Thank you for reminding me that “Go go go,” is not always the way to live your life. Thank you for reminding me that life happens at the in betweens. Thank you universe for reminding me to let beauty happen.