They weren’t… It wasn’t… They said it is because they couldn’t… The members of the girls’ guitar ensemble were battling with their new piece of music. I wanted to describe the nuances of ensemble playing and team work to them. I said: “Play from your heart, but strive to sync it in time to your neighbour’s”. A few minutes later, after much giggling and many erroneous notes, determination replaced dispair, and gravitas graced the room. The result: the epitomy of harmony.
The experience with the girls’ guitar ensemble reminded me that we all have a part to play in our place of work, society, and in the girl’s case, in the guitar ensemble. I was reminded of how when we do, comradery, consideration and an all-round awareness of others is realised.