Many years ago, I went to church service in Calgary called Tehillah Monday. Just to clarify, this was “Tequilah Monday” which it was often confused, or called at the time.
The service had a somewhat typical, but at times untypical format depending on the week. Generally speaking, the issue of ending on time, or anytime really wasn’t an overall concern for the service. People were ok with that.
However, in the midst of the spontaneous,came some consistency.
Usually the night would end with music. The music would play and then die down until all you could hear s the sound of various voices in conversation. But then, there was a moment, somewhat unexpected that you would suddenly hear this.
It would catch people’s attention. But not in a way that would interrupt the sounds of your conversation. But in a way that blended in with the conversation.
As time went on, people noticed the music more and paid attention to it. Some would stop and listen, others would enjoy it an converse more.
The piano player was never boastful about it when he played. He just played. He was quiet, but will talk.
Eventually I talked to him, and still do.
As I have come to know, he can talk about many things. Some of his favourite topics include health and diet, faith, music and more.
In the midst of a conversation, you might be impressed with his knowledge on stuff, but as I have known him I noted something else. Probably because he has been my friend for about 15 years.
He cares about you. He really does. Not in a passing way, but in a way that impacts you. And not in a way that lets you sit in your sh$$$, but helps you get out of it.
Of all the qualities he has, that is likely his most understated one. But, the one that I have appreciated the most. Thanks Cam
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