May 11, 2010

True Joy

Picture this: I'm walking home from the local Shopper's Drug Mart with my over sized bag for the four items I had purchased. Suddenly, music fills the air. The air in which there is nothing more than the common and loud noise of traffic and the occasional drunken scrap between friends. This music is bubbly and fun, ironic for the weather. Then what doth mine eyes see: two homeless men, dancing together below the speakers of the car dealership, the origins of the tunes. For the first time in my 24 years on this Earth, I saw two men without a dime to their names, rejoicing in the moment of living. Sincere and spontaneous joy. You can find it anywhere. But it's best when you stumble across it so unexpectedly. I wanted to join in the fun, but didn't for fear of spoiling their moment. I wonder: how many people out there would feel the same? How many would actually join? And how many would just scoff at them purely because they are lower on the economic food chain? Interesting, non? What would you do? Think on it. Breathe.