Please Don’t be another Passer-byer
It really amazes me how people continue on with their own busy schedules that they forget to “Stop and smell the roses” sometimes. I understand that life is hard and that we all have lives to live but sometimes being able to be wary of your surroundings and all that is happening in it that can really make a difference in you every day lives.
The reason why I say this is because of the fact that I almost missed something beautiful today. As I stated in my last post, today I encountered an amazing musician playing one of the most amazing and soothing instruments I’ve ever heard. But as I came back to reality after escaping into a world of sereneness, I noticed so many people just continuing on with their lives as if nothing was there to begin with.
I might be over exaggerating a little, or maybe it’s because I made myself wary of the fact that music exists all around London. And I’m not talking about the House Music that is blasted from the night clubs or the radios of passing cars, but the multitude of musicians that occupy and share their talents with the London world.
From harpists to guitarists, to vocalists and more, London is so lively with music, something that I’m not so used to. And these musicians…they sure have amazing talent. Sometimes, I’m so tempted to stop and sing along to familiar tunes they are playing but what stops me is the thought of how they’re putting so much on the line, they’re making themselves so vulnerable that even I’m not brave enough to face what they are brave enough to do. If only I can be as courageous as them.
But this is not just about me but all the people who cross paths with these amazing musicians. We all cannot be so caught in daily schedules that prevents us from appreciating our surroundings. We should all, at at least one point in the day, “Stop and smell the roses” and appreciate life and life in London for what it really is worth. Not many people in the world can say they’ve walked the streets of London and heard the melodies of life so let’s all take advantage of it and stop just to hear the music of the streets. Let’s all finally take the time and “stop and HEAR the roses of life!”