What are you missing as you rush through life? It was another cold Friday morning. Much like today. A fiddler played next to a bare wall during the commuting rush at a Washington DC Metro Station. For the next three-quarters of an hour, he played 6 Bach pieces while nearly 2,000 people walked past. Only six people stopped to listen and when he was done, there was silence. How much did he collect? $32.17.
Little did they know that this was Joshua Bell, world renowned musician, who had packed the halls of the Boston Symphony just days before (average cost, $100). He was playing some of the most intricate pieces written, on a $3.5 million instrument.
This story by the Washington Post won a Pulitzer prize: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/04/AR2007040401721.html
Shouldn’t you stop and hear the music?