Can one of the nation’s great musicians cut through the fog of a D.C. rush hour? Let’s find out. – By Gene Weingarten Washington Post Staff Writer , Sunday, April 8, 2007 in Pearls Before Breakfast
Many of us have seen a video clip on YouTube of Joshua Bell playing violin “AT THE L’ENFANT PLAZA STATION AND POSITIONED HIMSELF AGAINST A WALL BESIDE A TRASH BASKET. ”
This report in Washington Post has quite an intersting analysis on this event.
Author: ASHOK M VAISHNAV
In July 2011, I opted to retire from my active career as a practicing management professional. In the 38 years that I pursued this career, I had opportunity to work in diverse capacities, in small-to-medium-to-large engineering companies. Whether I was setting up Greenfield projects or Brownfield projects, nurturing the new start-ups or accelerating the stabilized unit to a next phase growth, I had many more occasions to take the paths uncharted. The life then was so challenging!
One of the biggest casualty in that phase was my disregards towards my hobbies - Be with The Family, Enjoy Music form Films of 1940s to mid-1970s period, write on whatever I liked to read, pursue amateur photography and indulge in solving the chess problems.
So I commenced my Second Innings to focus on this area of my life as the primary occupation.
At the end of four years, I am now quite a regular blogger. I have been able to build a few very strong pen-relationships.
I maintain contact with 38-years of my First Innings as freelance trainer and process facilitator.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
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3 thoughts on “What is this life if, full of care,We have no time to stand and stare. — from “Leisure,” by W.H. Davies”
Join Davies and Joshua and ME in “standing and staring”–so much to learn thereby, so much of importance to miss if we don’t!
One of my favorite poems. One of the first posts when I started my blog was reproducing this poem,
Indeed a great coincindence!
I started blogging becuase I had far more leisure once I called off my active professional career.
I yearned for leisure when I was professionally engaged for 38 years.Hence, having got the abundance of leisure, I certainly did not want that to be wasted , by passively following my hobbies – my hobbies can easily help me gainfully utilize leisure and I can still maintain my introvertism.
But I have chosen to float my views on the internet, and in the process, am indeed very happy to build such relationships, as this one with you.
A great pleasure to interact with you, and other vsistors to this blog, who essentailly think alike – unconventinal on conventional – and put across the views in kaleidoscopic arry.