He didn’t earn much, playing music in the square every Saturday – but he wasn’t in it for the money.
He was in it for the people.
The children who danced like no-one was watching, all jerking limbs and wide grins as they tried to persuade their parents to join in; the tired, haggard-looking man with the cocker spaniel who stayed for three hours and left with a smile on his face; the elderly couple who threw caution to the wind and waltzed across the cobbles to “Singing in the Rain” as the heavens began to open.
They made it worthwhile.
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