(For this month’s Slice of Life Challenge with Two Writing Teachers, I am aiming to do Six Word Slices most days, with some extended slices on other days.)
Context: Three of my friends, who are our neighbors, got together to learn some songs for our neighborhood Christmas gathering in December, and decided they were having so much fun, they would become a band. Leonard Grove and the Chestnuts. Those are three of the neighborhood street names where they live. Last night, they made their debut in a local restaurant, and the neighborhood packed the house to standing room only to listen to our friends play music for two hours. It was fun to see and hear them (they are talented … one of them used to tour all over the world with a pop bluegrass band) and to see how supportive our neighborhood is. Afterwards, I was walking our dog and a neighbor who was there asked about the status of my band — we’ve just got a new singer and are looking for a bass player — and she added, “Let us know when you’re playing, and we’ll be there, too.” I love that kind of community spirit.
Peace (sounds musical),