Okay, so my resolution to blog more during Christmas vacation fell through, but my break was thoroughly relaxing. Okay, not really, since I spent my break working, BUT, I am REFRESHED and READY for this semester.
Christmas was great. And I got and gave perfect gifts.
My sister gave me a ukulele and I can now play the following:
a) twinkle twinkle little star
b) amazing grace
c) photobooth (dcfc)
d) soul meets body (dcfc also)
Needless to say it was a gift that kept on giving … a dose of patience that is to all of my accommodating family members who weren’t so accommodating after the fifth concert of “Amazing Grace”
Except for my sister, who would sit through every song and clap encouragingly at the end. And during this I began to realize this following:
People want one thing: ATTENTION.
And I don’t mean this in an obnoxious way or stalker/psycho way, but in a human nature way. I think Chris Martin put it best in the Coldplay song “Square One” :
“The first line on the first page / To the end of the last page /From the start in your own way / You just want somebody listening to what you say.”
And it’s true. I’ve discovered a secret. If you listen to someone, truly listen, they’ll accept you. It’s that simple. LISTENING.
So thanks Tabitha, for listening to “Photobooth” for the tenth time, even though it sounded nothing like the original and my uke was completely out of tune for the majority of Christmas break.
It mattered to me.