I sometimes head into the train station for coffee before work. Every now and then I am greeted by the sound of the piano inside, it has been placed right by the entrance for people to play if they want to.
It’s amazing how many people travelling alone start to play. It’s amazing how many people walk by without us knowing what they are capable of.
I have blogged about this before. A homeless man played here occasionally, he sadly died not too long ago. He made it into national news with his knowledge of classical music and his ability to perform his favourite pieces.
I wonder how many homeless people I have walked passed with talents I wish I had, often unable to show their ability or be allowed the chance to. I also wonder how many people are too uncomfortable to perform, or missed the opportunity to do so when they could have.
A constant reminder to take the chances we get whilst we still can.