When my family moved to Whyte Ridge 3 years ago, everything was new to me – new area, new neighbours, and a new school for the kids. I used to take a bus to work from where we lived before, so the commute to work was also new to me. At 7 am in the morning the bus is usually pretty empty. The passengers are either still sleepy, or busy looking into their devices without paying much attention to people around them. All of them, except one fellow. He looked quite different from others. He smiled to everyone on the bus, and had a small talk with people sitting next to him. I quickly found that he was a musician. So on one of the mornings, I sat next to him and had a chat.
His name is Steven, and I am sure quite a few passengers of the 7 am route 181 to Downtown bus know him too. Since music is my passion, we often chat about his music life and the things he likes doing. One day, after pushing our bus out of deep snow, Steven told me something that I decided to share with you.