On Nov.18, 1995, Itzhak Perlman, the violinist, came on stage to give a concert. If you have ever been to a Perlman concert, you know that getting on stage is not a small achievement for him. He was stricken with polio as a child, and so he walks with the aid of two crutches.
The audiences sat quietly while he made his way across the stage to his chair and began his play. But this time, something went wrong. Just as he finished the first few bars, one of the strings on his violin broke. We thought that he would have to stop the concert. But he didn’t. Instead, he waited a moment, closed his eyes and then signaled the conductor to begin again.
The orchestra began and he played with such passion and such power and such purity as they had never heard before.
Of course, everyone knows that it is impossible to play a harmonious work with just three strings. I know that, and you know that, but that night Itzhak Perlman refused to know that.
When he finished, there was an awesome silence in the room. And then people rose and cheered. There was an extraordinary outburst of applause from every corner of the auditorium.
He smiled, wiped the sweat from his brow and then he said in a quiet, sacred tone, “You know, sometimes it is the artist’s task to find out how much music you can still make with what you have left.”
So, perhaps our task in this shaky, fast-changing, bewildering world in which we live is to make music, at first with all that we have, and then, when that is no longer possible, to make music with what we have left.
Learn a Lesson, Find the Gift吸取一个教训,赢得一份礼物
How poor we are我们是多么贫穷
Are you rich你富有吗
The Shoe Tacks 鞋钉
Too Dear for the Whistle得不偿失
The Marbles 大理石
Dig a Little Deeper 再挖深一点
Time to Learn学有所成的时间
Nails in the Fence篱笆上的钉子
Big Rocks 人生的大石头
Louder than Anything You Can Say行胜于言
Shining Light Dark Corners 照亮黑暗角落的光芒
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