Odd moment

Taken at the Chihuly exhibit in Montreal, June, 2013

Taken at the Chihuly exhibit in Montreal, June, 2013. Totally unrelated to blog post. I just happen to like the photo.

Earlier this week, I was on the treadmill next to an Asian woman of about my own age who was listening to a television program using her headphones while she worked out. There were only three or four of us in the entire exercise area.

The woman’s workout ended and as her treadmill began to slow, she started to sing along with the television program. She was not singing in English so I didn’t understand the words, but I recognized the tune. It was “Nearer my God to Thee.”

The treadmill came to a stop but she continued until the end of the verse, loudly. She wasn’t hitting the notes exactly right, but she was passionate, leaning in toward the TV screen.

As the next verse started, another woman climbed down from a nearby  elliptical, came over, and told the woman to stop singing. She did.