Today I got to be a part of what some would call synchronicity. I had mentioned yesterday to Olga that I really wanted to play at the Columbia Lutheran Home again (we had had such a nice experience there back in September) and today their Activities Director, Chris called. She told me that she had been talking to her co-workers yesterday and our name had come up–Chris had not been able to attend our performance in the fall due to unforeseen circumstances. She asked them–“How were the Salish Sea Players? Did our residents like them?” She told me that the response was an enthusiastic YES. The residents had loved the performance and really wanted us back again. So wonderful! And we’ll be performing there again in July.
Chris went on to tell me of another example of synchronicity in her life just a couple days ago having to do with adopting cats, a donation of a specific amount made to a favorite facility and the shocked response from the attendant saying that that specific amount was exactly the amount they needed for a sick kitty to be properly treated. I think Chris might be one of those people that has a lot of these sorts of experiences–a very special and loving person.
A very special and loving person. We have met so many wonderful people performing in retirement and long-term care facilities. The Activities Directors, the Care-givers, and the Volunteers are special. We see the loving care they give to the residents, looking after them, knowing just what to say when someone’s upset, giving just the right pat on the arm when needed, helping the residents choose just the right spot to sit to enjoy the concert. I have a great respect for these people. I worked for a very short time as a Care-giver and I know how hard it can be physically but especially emotionally. Talking with Chris today made me remember yet again why I love doing these concerts! (That is my kitty Gerome in the pic!)