Monday, 29 December 2008

Monday Morning Inspiration # 56

Wishing to encourage her young son's progress on the piano, a mother took her boy to a Paderewski concert. After they were seated, the mother spotted a friend in the audience and walked down the aisle to greet her.

Seizing the opportunity to explore the wonders of the concert hall, the little boy rose and eventually explored his way through a door marked " No Admittance". When the house lights dimmed and when the concert was about to begin, the mother returned to her seat and discovered that child was missing.

Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressive Stienway on the stage. In horror , the mother saw her little boy sitting at the key board, innocently picking out "Twinkle twinkle little star".At that moment the great piano master made his entrance, quickly moved to the piano and whispered in the boy's ear "Don't quit. Keep playing".

Then leaning over Paderewski reached down with his left hand and began filling in a bass part and later added a running obbligato. Together the old master and the young novice transformed a frightening situation into a wonderfully creative experience. The audience was mesemerised.

That's the way it is in life.When we trust in the hands of a greater power, our life's work can truly be beautiful. "Don't quit, keep playing" :) .

Courtesy: Frozen Thoughts
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david santos said...


Happy New Year....

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@David Santos

Thank you so much! Glad to have you at my blog space, will visit your soon :)

A very happy new year to you too :)