I watched her face, it was a deer in headlights, but with a twinge of, “I can’t believe this is happening!” I love that. Not that people should be excited to see me, I could care less. It’s the fact that a song I wrote years ago, back when we had the crazy idea of a putting a band together, made this girl happy. Isn’t that the ultimate creative person’s dream anyway? To make something that would make someone happy?
“Come up and sing. It’s cool.” I said. She was very reluctant to come up but with a bit of encouragement from her friends she nodded yes and moved forward towards the stage. As soon as she got on stage, and there was nothing blocking her from me, she ran as fast as she could and almost threw me off the stool with a hug! I laughed.
“What’s your name?” I asked.
“Erica,” she giggled.
“Hi Erica! Do you know the words?”
“Cool, have a seat!” I got up and had her sit down.
She grabbed the mic.
I started playing the opening chords.
When she sang, I couldn’t believe my ears.