A friend called me this afternoon and invited me to join her for Beatles music at SJSU this evening. My husband and I were planning on going out for a walk this evening, so we decided to reroute our walk and meet up. “We can work it out,” I told her.
I had no idea we were about to venture into one of the largest free music festivals in the area. We walked into a huge crowd of people sitting in the courtyard area behind the library. The music was fabulous!
There are so many things to do when you live in a big city. Although I want to take part in great opportunities like this, I sometimes feel as if I have to sift through too much information to discover the best things to do, so I don’t search at all.
When we’re out and about, especially on weekends, we often stumble upon interesting events like this. But if my friend hadn’t called me, I would have missed out on this terrific event this evening. The music wasn’t overly loud so it was especially pleasant.
Do you need anybody?
I need somebody to love.
Could it be anybody?
I want somebody to love.
Would you believe in a love at first sight?
Yes, I’m certain it that it happens all the time.
I get by with a little help from my friends.
Gonna try with a little help from my friends.
I haven’t gone out of my way to listen to Beatles music for a while, but I found it surprisingly easy to sing along with the rest of the crowd. I’m always amazed at how lyrics stick with you even when you don’t hear them for years. Beatles songs are especially easy to remember. It’s one of their secrets of success. People crave simplicity in a world of complexity.
My husband and I don’t usually have a good excuse to dance and sway our arms in the air when we go for a walk, but this evening we did. The Fab Four from the Classical Mystery Tour were so Beatle-like, they brought their audience to their feet, swaying their hips and arms to timeless tunes. Even dogs were wagging their tails.
One thing I love about living in Silicon Valley is that it’s full of interesting surprises. This evening I was in the middle of a massive crowd singing along to Beatles songs. “All you need is love . . . love . . . love is all you need . . . ”
The next time you have the chance to sing tunes with your neighbors in the park, jump on the opportunity. Not only did we enjoy the time with Mari-Lyn, we got to listen to some heart-warming music and meet more neighbors.