This is my second post on Solitary.
The title of this picture is: The Solitary Singer
The photo was taken in September 2012 on a cruise ship.
The singer had a wonderful voice, and the music she chose was beautiful.
The background was a big screen showing a video of beautiful places.
Her singing attracted me to stay there to appreciate her performance.
It was in an atrium where people could congregate, drink, read, idle, think, or just to appreciate the music.
There were quite a few attendees.
But how many were listening?
There were lots of noises.
There were lots of talking and laughter.
Yes, it was not a concert, and therefore people were not asked to be quiet.
What about respect for the artist?
Is there an expectation of the appropriate etiquette of the customers?
Customers were advised to dress up on a formal dinner night, for example.
Customers were requested to turn off their phones etc during the shows in theaters.
But there was no advice to keep the noise low in this setting.
Customers are always right?
This is not true.
The customers who made so much noise had no respect for the artist and the other customers.
I felt so sorry for her.
Although there were lots of people there, she was solitary.
She was a solitary singer.
Don’t you think so?