"It was the most astonishing thing I've ever seen in Washington," Furukawa says. "Joshua Bell was standing there playing at rush hour, and people were not stopping, and not even looking, and some were flipping quarters at him! Quarters! I wouldn't do that to anybody. I was thinking, Omigosh, what kind of a city do I live in that this could happen?"
that quote stood out for me.And as someone who's struggling what to do w/music abilities of his own (albeit not in the same universe as Bell's), I found this really meaningful (from the postal supervisor who played violin as a kid but gave up on the dream): "If you love something but choose not to do it professionally, it's not a waste. Because, you know, you still have it. You have it forever."
She *is* fabulous. BLAAAAAATT!Melissa said:Here she is - I'm no expert on writing, but I think she's fabulous.
Oh, I absolutely agree, and I also agree that it was a terrific, well-written article. But *I'd* sure stop for Josh, even if I'd be late for a meeting! Although I'm probably not the target demographic.dweck said:I thought the idea that CONTEXT MATTERS was really fascinating, Nathan, evidenced by the comments about moving a painting from the National Gallery to a local restaurant and tagging it for $150.