As a singer I sing at many funerals & I used to be just lately requested by a funeral director to sing at a graveside service for a homeless man. He had no household or pals, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery out within the nation. As I used to be not conversant in the realm, I acquired misplaced. I lastly arrived an hour late and noticed that the funeral man had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There have been solely the diggers and crew left and so they had been consuming lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the boys for being late. I went to the facet of the grave and regarded down and the vault lid was already in place. I didn’t know what else to do, so I began to play. The employees put down their lunches and commenced to assemble round. I performed out my coronary heart and soul for this man with no household and pals. I performed like I’ve by no means performed earlier than for this homeless man.
As I performed “Amazing Grace”, the employees started to cry. They cried, I cried, all of us cried collectively. After I completed, I packed up my keyboard and began for my automobile. Although my head hung low, my coronary heart was full.
As I opened the door to my automobile, I heard one of many employees say, “I’ve by no means seen nothin’ like that earlier than and I’ve been placing in septic tanks for twenty years.” Apparently, I’m nonetheless misplaced….