Could you imagine if we had the same amount of passion and protest for music education that we do for gun issues?
- The 13th Chair
“Wild FOX” by Milan Krasula
A psychologist walked around a room while teaching stress management to an audience. As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the “half empty or half full” question. Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: “How heavy is this glass of water?”
Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz.
She replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my arm. If I hold it for a day, my arm will feel numb and paralyzed. In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes.” She continued, “The stresses and worries in life are like that glass of water. Think about them for a while and nothing happens. Think about them a bit longer and they begin to hurt. And if you think about them all day long, you will feel paralyzed – incapable of doing anything.”
It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses. As early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down. Don’t carry them through the evening and into the night. Remember to put the glass down!
I think this just changed my life.
(Source : fearfullittleloverr)
The Neapolitan Sixth Chord
- The 13th Chair
Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as an escape.
- Bell Hooks (via mishproductions)
(Source : ciciross)
Famous Composers and Their Works, Vol. II, 1900
John Knowles Paine, ed.
(Source : yumekaze)