Have you ever had plans for the day and then something so incredibly powerful and amazing landed on your “front door”, that you tossed your plans aside to give undivided attention to the gift staring you in the face? Well, I had plans for today.
When I saw the video on Facebook, it seemed quite long- 28 minutes and 42 seconds; but I always enjoy watching my friend Leslie’s incredibly talented children. I clicked on the video. “Just for a minute,” I thought. Then my mouth dropped open and I stared in awe for 28 minutes and 42 seconds. Why? I saw Benjamin Zander teach Dominick to bloom. In hindsight, 28 minutes seems rather short for such a stunning blossoming.
The title for this video, “Interpretations of Music: Lessons for Life”, is quite appropriate, because indeed these lessons can be applied to all of life! As you watch the video, notice:
- Be what you love.
- Give the love that you have away. Inspire those around you.
- Joy is contagious.
- “Don’t compromise, go for everything there is.”
- Be enamored with the people in your life.
- “Shower affection on an unlikely person.”
- Practice gratefulness.
- Be consistent with your “tempo”.
- Mistakes … “How fascinating!”
Watch this amazing blooming in action! If I missed anything, comment and add to the list!
And is you’d like to watch more … here is one and here is another one and here is a delightful young woman playing with great love and freedom. Enjoy!