Perfect Moment Monday is about noticing a perfect moment rather than creating one. Perfect moments can be momentous or ordinary or somewhere in between.
Here’s a perfect moment from my week. I hope you’ll share yours, too.
I tweeted through my nervousness. I met my Vino Support Group at a dive bar for karaoke night. It was the first time I’d tried karaoke (literal translation: empty orchestra) since I left Japan 20 years ago.
As we looked through an enormous notebook that listed song selections, we ordered drinks to help fortify us. Rose said she didn’t like being in the limelight and would probably just watch. Jeannie left sticky notes on 4 dozen songs — mostly heavy metal — and had difficulty choosing which one to write on the slip and submit to the DJ. Michelle showed up a little late and ready to sing.
My nervousness began to irritate me, so I just decided on something: Viva La Vida by Coldplay. I was able to finish my Gin & Tonic in the time it took for my slip to move to the top of the DJ’s pile. When he called my name I had the same feeling of walking toward the gallows as I did before my last dental surgery.
But my legs carried me up to the stage and I sang. The key was just a hair low for me and the DJ gestured that I should sing louder, but in the lower range I couldn’t. Once I got to REVOLUTIONAAAAARIES WAIT… FOR MY HEAD.ON A SILVER PLATE, though, I was belting it out. And it wasn’t too shabby, if I do say so myself.
Of course, my friends might beg to differ. After all, I was merely singing and they were actually listening.
Rose took a photo, but the conditions weren’t great for distance, lighting or clarity.
Eventually we turned in other song requests. All four of us got up to perform Copacabana. During the long instrumental bridge we conga-ed through the room, getting the other patrons involved in our song. Jeannie and I closed out the night with Billy Joel’s Piano Man, of which I had no recollection that it was a 20 minute long song. Or seemed to be that time.
It was a perfectly fun night with my girlfriends. We might even do it again. And maybe I’ll subject you to an audio clip. Hehe.
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