Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Old Lady of Copacabana

She was standing on the sidewalk of Atlantica Avenue with a guitar and a hand-written sign that said:
“Let's sing together.”
She began to play alone. Then a drunk arrived, and another old lady and they began to sing along with her. In a short time a small crowd was singing together and another small crowd played the audience, applauding at the end of each song.
“Why do you do this?” I asked between songs.
“I don’t want to be alone,” she said. “My life is very lonely, just like almost all old people.”
If only everyone solved their problems like that.
by Paulo Coelho
'Like A Flowing River'

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