A gentle easterly breeze, a moon's horizon light and a slight chill helped set the stage. Anchored a few miles east of Nassau in Rose Island's Bottom Harbor all of us sat on the Mystique's foredeck listening to Cristian sing and improvise. As he strummed his guitar, he created and recited his day's lyrics and entertained his family and me. Rose Island, a supposed nurse sighting and some mystery girl seemed to dominate the music. His words were part improv and part sing-a-long. All doubts about further evening entertainment on board for our week were soon dashed. I had a Miami version of the Von Trapp family singers onboard. Well, not quite, but it was obvious this family could and would entertain themselves. The Bahamas would become a backdrop and an inspiration.
Cristian invited me to attend his on-stage debut at the Fish House in South Miami. Here are pics from his first act in front of a live-not-all-family. His father estimated maybe only half of his Fish House audience was related to Cristian or a friend or classmate. I stayed for the first five performers and though I am biased, his Sunpass duo rocked the house!
Like comforting and refreshing breezes, "original" and relevant lyrics often transport me to serenity like Cristian's Rose Island....