Still wrapping my mind around the tragic events of last week and the week before. It makes me so sad that these horrible events have an element of normalcy to them nowadays and that our reactions often look like numbness.
I feel grateful that I was able to turn to music last week. The most beautiful week of music making with @coloradosymphony , #peteroundjian on the podium and the incredible @augustinhadelich playing one of my most favorite violin concerti of all time. Cue the tears and heart growing three sizes too big 💗
I realized last week that when my music mind/body/spirit is being worked, all my other “bodies” fall in line and I work like a well oiled machine. When one of them is out of whack, it resonates in everything that I do. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with my life as a violinist for the last few years, but this week reinforced that tether that binds us for life. It reminds me of a quote I just recently heard out of the brilliant mouth of @jackicarr : “A successful life is a dynamic energy between my values”. How beautiful and true is that?
Gosh, I live a beautiful life. And yes, it is full of privilege and yes I am very aware of it. I wake up every morning striving to be a better human and to be of service in all the ways I can.