Live music at a freeway rest area

| May 11, 2012

Caught totally by surprise, and still having to use the rest room, I smiled nervously back and kept walking to take care of business. The rest rooms do not have doors that close, just big doorways that lead you around the privacy corners into the loo. When seated there I was able to hear the music. The woman was a very good singer and guitarist. Her clear voice seemed to resonate from every direction (that is, when it was not interrupted by jet hand dryers and flushing toilets).

Singers love to sing, but if I was talented like she is, I think I’d seek an audience of people other than those who are on their way to or seated in the rest room.

I thought about staying in the lobby to listen to her on my way back to the truck but it was just too personal. I’d have been the only one who did not keep walking. The eye contact she made with me was intense. And I was just there to … well, you know! It is preferable to not have one’s coming and going so noticed.

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