The Story

Monday, Monday, can’t trust that day. But you can trust that there will be another Quarantine Composition waiting for you on your social media platform de jour. Today’s offering DELIVERY GUY.

This week’s QC isn’t “ripped from the headlines”, but it is inspired by true events. One day last week I woke up and after the first 3 or 4 seconds of sleepy eyed bliss, the reality of the current state of our world came crashing in, and made me a little… grumpy. Not angry mind you, but it wouldn’t have taken much to send me off in the wrong direction.

So, I’m sitting at my desk, about to read the news feed (like that was gonna improve my mood), and I heard, music. For those of you not living in New York, the city is eerily quiet, and you can even hear birds these days.

And, right outside my window, someone was playing Vivaldi’s, Cello Sonata No. 5 in E minor (thank you Bill Davis, ACU music appreciation).

So, coffee in hand, I “tore open the shutters and threw up the sash” to find… a delivery guy. Just a guy bringing a package to the building, and he was playing Vivaldi. Unexpected, beautiful, soothing and needed.

The juxtaposition was perfect. That and the beauty and structure of something Antonio was inspired to write 300 years ago helped bring a little beauty and structure to my day. It made me smile and I felt… better. (Okay, I don’t know if he was inspired, he could have just been on deadline. Either way it helped.)

Thank you Delivery Guy, (and thank you Antonio). This week’s Quarantine Composition is for you.


Kevin Saunders Hayes

Delivery Guy


Episode 7 from Quarantine Stories, the weekly series of original music inspired by the fear, hope, tragedy and everyday weirdness of life that was New York City during the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown.

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