This weekend, I performed a noon-time half-hour organ recital. There were many people downtown, mostly families with children, seeing the sights, and preparing for the lighting of the city that evening.
I went outside to get a bit of fresh air a few minutes before showtime. The day had warmed up nicely. It might have been 40 or 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
I was standing next to a sidewalk sign advertising the recital. A young family rounded the bend and a girl, maybe 11 or 12 years old, sees the sign.
She laughs incredulously, "organ!"
Slightly offended, and not knowing what else to do I said, "yes, I'm playing a recital in a few minutes if you want to come by."
"Okay," she says, looking down at the sidewalk.
I went back inside and started the recital. She never showed up.
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