Friday, April 20, 2007
Do You Know Who You Just Walked By?
I read this amazing article on the newly discovered (for me) and wonderful blog of JOSH HARRIS
The Washington Post pulled off a very intriguing feat. They asked one of the world's greatest violinists to play one of the world's finest violins in the middle of rush hour at a downtown Metro station. It was an experiment of sorts. They wanted to see how many people would take note of the incredible music being played and stop to listen. Outside of the context of a concert hall, and with world-renown musician Joshua Bell disguised in a baseball cap would people realize what their ears were being treated to?
The full story is worth reading. And it's fascinating to watch the video footage that shows the response. In brief, hardly anyone noticed or took the time to stop and listen.
Be sure to pay close attention to the incredible article - there are some most amazing statements made - I know I will ponder them for some time.....