Finding the ideal in the most unexpected location?
Surely we all strive to achieve that ‘movie moment’ at least once in our lifetime? You know the one I mean, that moment where we hope to find something amazing without having to put any effort in. I use the term ‘something’ quite loosely as more often than not, we don’t actually know what that amazing thing we are looking for is; but we do know that we want something amazing to happen!
I’ve been looking for our wedding singer/band for months now, trawling website after website and ordering CD after CD but to no avail. After a last minute holiday to the must-visit-Island-to-those-under-30-AKA-Ibiza, I somehow stumbled (being the operative word) into a small Irish Bar and found exactly what I was looking for.
Standing in front of me was a dark haired, casually dressed, 20 something guy, strumming away on a guitar. Admittedly he wasn’t being appreciated by the drunken mobs but he was holding his own and he managed to keep the crowds entertained; in my opinion he is the perfect singer to handle a rowdy wedding mob.
I was in awe. With his raw talent and willingness to please the crowd that I knew I had to ask him to sing for me (ahem, us) at my (our!) wedding. I waited patiently for the scantily clad and slightly drunken girls to remove themselves from him before making my move.
After a brief conversation I left with his details, much to the envy of others but for very different reasons. I bounced back to my seat feeling ever so slightly smug that I’d just found the perfect wedding singer. Who said that we had to find what we want in a wedding magazine or on wedding websites only? If I had stuck to this method then I certainly wouldn’t have found my singer, especially as he doesn’t specialise in weddings.
So, here I am, returning home from my holiday and writing my memoirs whilst sitting in a very uncomfortable plane seat alongside the world’s most annoying passenger who deems singing aloud (and very badly that even the XFactor rejects would complain) is appropriate behaviour during a flight – If I wasn’t so happy I’d be facing 10 years right now! Pondering the question ‘Can we find what we are looking for without looking for it?’
Penelope x x