Monday’s Food for Thought: ‘pearls before breakfast’

If you didn’t run across this fascinating Washington Post article a few years ago, I hope you will check it out now.  It’s an incredible stunt involving world famous violinist, Joshua Bell, a 3 million dollar violin and rush hour in the DC metro.  ‘His performance was arranged by The Washington Post as an experiment in context, perception and priorities — as well as an unblinking assessment of public taste: In a banal setting at an inconvenient time, would beauty transcend?’

So much food for thought…do people have the capacity to understand beauty in our fast paced world?  Or is it irrelevant because our priorities are skewed?  What is taste?  Do we have to be ‘told’ that something is beautiful for us to appreciate it?  Do children really have a ‘one up’ on adults in their ability to recognize the good and beautiful?

Hope you enjoy…and I hope you keep your eyes and ears open today to the beauty around you. :)

-M.C.

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