We just got back from a trip to Europe. One of the highlights for me was, spending a few days in Brussels, where, as a teenager, I spent a year studying French and exploring this vibrant city.
Our hotel was right smack in the center of town, a block from the Grand Place, a few minutes on foot from the Central Station, and close to all the action. One night, as we were laying in bed, we heard music. Pretty loud music! I wondered if someone in the neighborhood was having a party.
The following afternoon, just as we were headed to the train station to get tickets, we came across a rather lively group of street musicians. That’s when I realized, that this was the same music I had heard the night before.
Mesmerized, I must have stood there for almost an hour, tapping my feet, listening to this lively Romanian Gypsy music and watching people walk by, listening for a while, throwing some coins into their collection box and then move on.
What I really loved about this moment, was, the energy these guys had, and how much they enjoyed playing for this random audience. I did buy one of their CD’s, which I will listen to tonight.
My dancing feet are ready! How about yours?