14 June 2014
What Do We Miss?
Approximately 2,000 people went through this station, however only a handful stopped to listen. Even fewer gave a donation. The man collected a total of $32. When he had finished, no-one seemed to notice, no-one applauded. There was no public recognition at all.
The violinist was Joshua Bell, a renowned musician. During the impromptu concert, he had played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, using a violin worth $3.5M. Only two days earlier, Joshua had played to a packed house in Boston where the cost of seats averaged at $100 a time.
The story is true - I verified this through snopes.com and other media.
How do you and I perceive beauty?
Do we stop to appreciate it?
How many other things are we missing as we rush through life?