As I happened to walk around the corner and saw these two sitting at the piano in the sunlight today I had to turn back and grab my camera. There are some moments in life where you know that you are seeing more than a lens can capture; moments, somehow, that portray the very work of God Himself, moments that you don't want to forget, moments that go too fast.
I saw more than two sisters playing the piano. I saw childhoods, and foreign countries, and answered prayers. I saw one little girl praying unceasingly for a sister, and another little girl in desperate need of a sister. Visions of Barbie dolls and horse rides and laughter flashed through my mind as I clicked away, hoping that this time they wouldn't mind Mom taking a dozen or more shots. I saw braided hair and fancy dresses, and costumes and ballets, and even fights and tears and making up.
As the beams of sunlight shone on them, and the melodies and the harmonies continued in their own little enchanted world that didn't hear the Craigslist-special-piano in desperate need of a tuning, I could almost see weddings and sons-in-laws and catching bouquets. All too quickly those days will be here, too. Slow down, life.
For today, I will simply bask in the laughter and joy of two young ladies playing piano in the sunlight.