Paderewski - Lesson of Life

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Wishing to encourage her young son's progress on the piano, a mother took
her boy to a Paderewski concert.

After they were seated, the mother spotted a friend in the audience and
walked down the aisle to greet her. Seizing the opportunity to explore
the wonders of the concert hall, the little boy rose and eventually
explored his way through a door marked "NO ADMITTANCE."

When the house lights dimmed and the concert was about to begin, the
mother returned to her seat and discovered that the child was missing.
Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on the impressive
Steinway on stage. In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at
the keyboard, innocently picking out "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."

At that moment, the great piano master made his entrance, quickly moved
to the piano and whispered in the boy's ear, "Don't quit. Keep playing."
Then, leaning over, Paderewski reached down with his left hand and began
filling in the bass part. Soon his right arm reached around to the other
side of the child and he added a running obbligato.

Together, the old master and the young novice transformed a frightening
situation into a wonderfully creative, experience. And the audience was

The lesson: Whatever our situation in life and history -- however
outrageous, however desperate, whatever dry spell of the spirit, whatever
dark night of the soul -- God is whispering deep within our beings,
"Don't quit. Keep playing.

You are not alone. Together we will transform the broken patterns into a
masterwork of My creative art.

Together, we will mesmerize the world."

Unknown author


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