Friday, September 16, 2011

Pearls before breakfast

Chances are you have heard this story before, but if not, it is well worth reading it in the original version (see link). At the request of the Washington Post, one of the best violinists of the world, Joshua Bell, played some of the most beautiful pieces Bach ever composed for that instrument in the Washington subway - on a multimillion dollar violin. He hardly got any attention and collected a grand total of 32 USD from the rushing commuters, most of whom did not even bother to stand and listen for a while. It says a lot about our society.

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