It has been very cold lately. Most of us have been spending our time indoors, only venturing out for work and necessity.
Last night however, as I worked in front of the warm oven to prepare dinner, I heard a clatter and commotion that drew my attention outside. What I observed out there, as the sun was setting in the zero degree weather, made me smile and giggle as if I were watching an entertaining movie.
What was the source of this intrigue outdoors on such a cold winter evening?
It was the neighbor kids. Bundled beyond recognition, they had gathered together a variety of items to build a drum set in their backyard.
A big blue barrel sounded like the base. A couple of old propane canisters looked like cymbals. An overturned sled became a snare. A worn tricycle served as the drum seat. Broken sticks banged out the beats.
Never mind the frigid cold. Never mind the hodgepodge of materials. Never mind the lack of an audience. These kids had created a splendid concert in less than favorable working conditions, pounding out an example of creative imagination and entertaining ingenuity.
As the concert came to a finale, I stood at my kitchen window applauding.
Bravo creativity. Well done ingenuity. Encore imagination.
I guess they did have an audience after all.
As for me, this free concert event was a priceless reminder of all that is possible with just a little imagination!