You Have The Power Within You !
April 17, 2007 12:04pm CST
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 houselights dimmed and the concert was about to begin, the mother returned to her seat and discovered that the child was missing. Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressive Steinway on stage. In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at the keyboard, 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. Soon his right arm reached around to the other side of the child and he added running obbligato. Together, the old master and the young novice transformed a frightening situation into a wonderfully creative experience and the audience was mesmerized. Whatever our situation in life and history--however outrageous,however desperate, DON'T QUIT. There is always a solution. You have the power to transform any problem into a way to mesmerize your audience... Have a nice day from Deeeky.
21 Apr 07
A wonderful story to ponder... thank you Deeeky. Exploring life's avenues and making the best of one's opportunities is a commendable path indeed. This story carries the message, "If you love yourself, then others will love you." Also, it shows me that if you are willing to fight your way out of an impossible situation, showing your PMA, then there will always be somebody willing to help you to your desired place in life. Thank you for sharing this with us my dear friend, and brightest blessings.