Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sunday Inspiration

A wonderful friend of mine passed this onto me. So , I thought I would pass on the message to you today. Thanks Lisa.

~ "The Master's Touch" ~

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 mesmerized.

The lesson: Whatever our situation in life and history -- however outrageous, however desperate, God is whispering deep within our beings,
"Don't quit. Keep playing."


Halftime Lessons said...

What a neat story!! What a gracious and classy move by the pianist!


The Frugal Angel-Guided Psychic said...

Very Cool!

Deb said...

great message. does this count as church?

CaJoh said...

This story shows me that there are people out there who are willing to share in the moment and allow others to forge ahead without being stifled.

Geri said...

Thats a great lesson Tony, thanks for sharing! You write about some fo the neatest stuff!!

Sarahlcc♥ said...

Hey Tony, I found you through Jay & I enjoyed this story. I just sat down and played my piano (again) for the first time in months.