Stop and Hear the Music

April 19, 2009 at 7:17 pm 1 comment

I keep thinking of this story I read about on Bullseye, Baby! a while back, so I just have to share it with you here.  Please check out Jena Strong’s amazing telling of it, and her link to the full news story above, but here’s the short of it:

It’s about how a world-famous violinist (whom people pay hundreds of dollars a ticket to see on stage) played in a subway station, and the only people who stopped to really listen to his music were children — whose parents were trying to hurry them along.

I think about this often, and I try to remember to stop and pay attention when my three-year-old wants to show me a flower, or notices a reflection in a puddle — to remember the genius a child sees that we adults often miss (or think we must pay hundreds of dollars for).

Children give us a gift by noticing beauty that we pass by in all of our busyness.  I’m trying to remember to accept that gift more often.


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  • 1. katie  |  May 4, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Oh, that’s beautiful! And so true!


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