Creative: Strengthen Your Spirit
Free Range Music
I get off the subway from a long day at work. Tired. Legs aching. Arms not wanting to sling my heavy backpack onto my shoulder and head down the escalator to the street to catch the bus home. As I approach the top of the escalator I hear music. A piano sending a beautiful melody upward. Sounds like Beethoven. I smile.
At the bottom of the escalator sits an upright piano. The player’s long dark hair swings low across his forehead. An upside down top hat accepts appreciation. I take my backpack off my shoulder and pull out a few bills to place in the hat. As I do, the player looks up. He smiles. I say, “Thank you.”
The free range musician at my subway station is John Steven Morgan who is a member of the John Brothers Piano Company.