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Women Singing in a Park

You know what I don't care about? Nicole Kidman's marriage. It's also not news. Stop pretending that it is.

At any rate, tonight I went out for dinner with Z, which I'm sure fascinates no one, but while waiting for her, I sat in a park and listened to two women sing. They were singing in Greek or Italian or maybe something else, which is entirely possible, because I am dumb enough with languages that very basic and easily identified language tics that exist for everyone else pass me right by. But it was nice. Real nice. A pleasure, even. Just two women swapping parts of a song, singing it into the slowly darkening, cold world that I was sitting in. A mix of an eerie, haunting melody and words I couldn't understand. They sang for about half an hour, and I figure that each song was about loss, and gain, and the things you do for love. Most songs are, after all.

I liked it, though. How often can you sit in a park and listen to two women sing for pleasure, laughing to themselves, and not caring if one guy is listening or not?

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bradav
Jun. 25th, 2006 01:16 pm (UTC)
you should do it everyday. then one day, go tell them that you think it's beautiful. it should really make them happy.
benpeek
Jun. 25th, 2006 01:23 pm (UTC)
yeah, i should have told them. it's what i thought when i left. but i didn't want to intrude of their singing--it wasn't for me, really.
bradav
Jun. 25th, 2006 01:25 pm (UTC)
maybe next time. when they have a break or something. even when I act all modestly and am like "no it wasn't that good" when people tell me my trombone/violin playing was good, i still like to be told it. (even though it's awesome :-P)
ex_chrisbil
Jun. 25th, 2006 05:46 pm (UTC)
I love Sydney parks... was it a Sydney park?

I briefly thought of your love for Dr McNija yesterday, when I was looking at Modern Toss - specifically Mr Tourettes, master signmaker!
benpeek
Jun. 27th, 2006 07:33 am (UTC)
yep. a sydney park.

thanks for the link. i'll have a looksee round. (sorry for the delay in reply. i saw it originally, then went to bed, and forgot. blah.)
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