The life and times of Beto living in the big city. Playing his Saxaphone on the streets to passerbys in hopes of making enough money to go live his dream of being a back-up singer for Neil Diamond. His act is called simply, "Sax in the City".
Monday, November 16, 2009
The Sharing of the Hymnal
Do you ever offer to share your hymn book with the person next to you at church and they don’t hold their half of the hymnal?
It really is frustrating because you are forced to take the full weight of the book (which, let’s be honest, those hymnals are not light) with your one hand.
By the time you are half way through the song your thumb starts burning and your whole hand starts to get the “shakes”.
You think the person next to you will get a clue that you might need some assistance because the unsteadiness of your hand gets bobbing and weaving the hymnal all over the place. But for whatever reason your neighbor's head is bobbing and weaving right along with your hymnal.
By this point, your muscle spasms have increased to the point that you might as well be reading the hymnal on a roller coaster than to be able to see it clearly in your pew.
By the fourth verse you are telepathically screaming at your neighbor to please just take the other side of the hymnal. I mean, isn’t that why we go to church to help lift one another’s burdens that they may be light? Friends, I think it is.
Finally the song ends and you pry the hymn book out of your hand.
Then you realize there are three more songs to be sung.
Friends, needless to say, I am a little sore today. It has taken me five hours just to type out these feelings.