joshua bell, world renowned violinist, agreed to 'play' street musician for a day in a D.C. metro station. dressed in jeans and a baseball cap he opened up his violin case and began to play some of the most beautiful and difficult classical pieces ever written. over 1000 people would pass him on their way to work, but would they stop to listen?
about ten years ago burger king advertised the slogan “fast food for fast times.” they were right. everything about our lives is fast; we are constantly rushing for one reason or another. one side effect of this speed is that we tune out the things around us. we can’t lose focus.“pearls before breakfast” beautifully illustrates this principle. are people so focused that they will really ignore the sublime when it is right in front of them? perhaps we should focus on what we are becoming, rather than what we are doing.
beautifully written, thought provoking; go read it here.