We continue playing music with what remains

Reblog: powerful words, her truth is empowering and inspiring!

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Someone sent a video to me this week about a violinist Itzhak Perlman, a world famous musician who suffered from polio as a child and as a result has been in a wheelchair all his life. During one of his concerts, one of the strings on his violin snapped. Instead of limping off stage in his crutches to get another violin, he closed his eyes and continued to play his symphonic work with only three strings, giving one of the best performances of his musical career. The music was more beautiful than any the audience had ever heard, and at the very end he stood up and said,

“Our job is to make music with what remains”

This sentence moved me deeply as I feel so broken sometimes. I was sexually abused as young girl and it has affected me profoundly. It is only now through counselling that I am…

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