When We Realize We’ve Let the Arts Down

After my performance yesterday at the 3rd Annual Eudora Charity Event I met this 87 year old beauty of a soul that went on to tell me that both her and her mother played violin. After my performance yesterday at the 3rd Annual Eudora Charity Event I met this 87 year old beauty of a soul that went on to tell me that both her and her mother played violin. She had played violin from early on, her brother trumpet, and her mom piano and teaching violin. She told me stories of when they would get together in the evenings as a family and play music together. They would laugh, dance and make up music. The joy in the household was so infectious, in fact, that neighbors would often pop in to join in with the evening festivities. As a result, relationships and ties to the community were extremely tight. They could rely on each other to be entertained and musically stimulated. “We did away with our radio when I was 13 because we never used it.” She went on to tell me. “My mother bought music books with the money she made from selling the radio.”

How times have changed. And, without soap-boxing, tainting this magnificent story of music in the home, I will say this; does your current home entertainment fulfill you past it’s expiration date ? You see, light shimmered in the eyes of a woman that lived these events eight decades ago. That, my friend, is entertainment that fulfills past the expiration date. It fulfills because of deep connection. The connection we all search for with each other.

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