Roll Your Window Down

This morning when driving to work I drove off I-35 to a road I often take when the traffic is bad. This path takes me through a primarily African American neighborhood and through the school zone of a high school. Sitting at the stoplight, I was listening to NPR, when I heard the beautiful sound of a soprano singing. My windows were closed, so I thought the sound was coming from the radio. To my surprise, the lovely singing was coming from the car next to me.  In the other lane was a nondescript white sedan with open windows.  A middle-aged man, totally entranced by the music, sat inside listening to the aria. An Italian flag hung from his rear view mirror. I rolled my window down and listened as we waited for the stoplight. The man and I never made eye contact, though I tried to get his attention. The sound of opera filled the air. A smile filled my face. It was a wonderful way to start the day.

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I started thinking about the music we listen to and the joy it brings to our lives. Though my tastes are eclectic. I am sure I am like most of you, I have my favorites. What kind of music do you listen to when you roll your windows down? What song prompts you to roll your windows down?

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Is it rock ‘n roll?

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Jimmy Buffet?

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Country and Western?

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Rap?

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Or Tejano?

Whatever. Isn’t it great we have so many choices?

Roll your windows down and rock on.

 

 

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