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Old 02-16-2012, 11:03 PM   #19738
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Here's a little story to help us all remember to stop and "smell the roses"...

This is so awesome. Please take a moment to read:

A man sat at a metro station... in Washington DC and started to play the violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was calculated that 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work.

Three minutes went by, and a middle aged man noticed there was musician playing. He slowed his pace, and stopped for a few seconds, and then hurried up to meet his schedule.

A minute later, the violinist received his first dollar tip: a woman threw the money in the till and without stopping, and continued to walk.

A few minutes later, someone leaned against the wall to listen to him, but the man looked at his watch and started to walk again. Clearly he was late for work.

The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the violinist. Finally, the mother pushed hard, and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced them to move on.

In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money, but continued to walk their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the most talented musicians in the world. He had just played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, on a violin worth $3.5 million dollars.

Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a real story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste, and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected context?

One of the possible conclusions from this experience could be:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world playing the best music ever written, how many other things are we missing?
2,829,393 have listened in via YouTube. I am not sure what that means, but it can't be good. Take the time to enjoy the small things that come into your day. The big thing take care of themselves. Thank you for posting.
Now I am headed to give my kids another round of hugs and good night kisses. I may even include my wife. Thanks again.

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Old 02-17-2012, 01:46 AM   #19739
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2,829,393 have listened in via YouTube. I am not sure what that means, but it can't be good. Take the time to enjoy the small things that come into your day. The big thing take care of themselves. Thank you for posting.
Now I am headed to give my kids another round of hugs and good night kisses. I may even include my wife. Thanks again.

I think the hits on YouTube need a mixed review... On the positive side, people heard the story, and took the time to listen and enjoy. On the negative, it being on YouTube allows people to put off enjoying the beauty of life until later, after "more important" things...
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:05 AM   #19740
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Friday Morning Happy Dance

It's Friday It's Friday It's Friday

Happy Friday All.


My little monstas: Max, who looked like the Bill the cat on picture taking day, Jack, who's figured out how to get my attention by laying on the keyboard, and Molly , my little heart patient.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:19 AM   #19741
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Picture Friday.... Not me, not Ladybug, but it's a picture... This is the way some JERK parked next to me yesterday. I had to get in through the passenger side!!!

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Old 02-17-2012, 09:28 AM   #19742
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Picture Friday.... Not me, not Ladybug, but it's a picture... This is the way some JERK parked next to me yesterday. I had to get in through the passenger side!!!

. Thanks goodness you were able to get in. Some people are such twits.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:35 AM   #19743
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. Thanks goodness you were able to get in. Some people are such twits.
Twits... definitely. The picture doesn't really even show how close they were, unless you look at the mirrors - they were almost touching! Just glad I wasn't driving Ladybug!! Well, when I do drive her to work, I don't use that parking lot....
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:16 AM   #19744
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:58 AM   #19745
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It's Friday It's Friday It's Friday

Happy Friday All.


My little monstas: Max, who looked like the Bill the cat on picture taking day, Jack, who's figured out how to get my attention by laying on the keyboard, and Molly , my little heart patient.
Oh My God ! So adorable ! I love CATS !

I miss our baby so much....:(
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Old 02-17-2012, 11:59 AM   #19746
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It's amazing how time flies by !

My daughter is 18 today ! Wow!
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:30 PM   #19747
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Happy Birthday to your DD.

Picture Friday from late Friday night in the HO Club Tent.
(rapping and flashing gangsta style )
and no it's not what you're thinking. HO is High Octane.
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:31 PM   #19748
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Picture Friday from late Friday night in the HO Club Tent.
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and no it's not what you're thinking. HO is High Octane.
Thank you !!!!!

Um....flashing what?
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Old 02-17-2012, 12:40 PM   #19749
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Someone(hand raised) was entertaining the troops and "flashing" our HO gang signal
Have to make things fun at Shows.
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Old 02-17-2012, 01:37 PM   #19750
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Happy Birthday to your DD.

Picture Friday from late Friday night in the HO Club Tent.
(rapping and flashing gangsta style )
and no it's not what you're thinking. HO is High Octane.
Uh-oh, I didn't know you were a HO!
I met several at the f-body gathering and even sat at their tent to watch the NASCAR race last may.

And YES, they are serious tail-gaters!
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:19 PM   #19751
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57 here, 58 next month. Just bought a 2010 2SS RS Inferno Orange. Will be selling my 2010 LT1 V6 loaded White. Will get some pics but they are on my home computer. Oly slight mods projected..K&N cold air tomorrow and axle back later. Have not decided between Flowmaster hushpower od Solo axle backs with j pipes. Most beautiful car in the parking lot hands down!!!! Later, MrBill
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Old 02-17-2012, 02:57 PM   #19752
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Old 02-17-2012, 03:38 PM   #19753
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57 here, 58 next month. Just bought a 2010 2SS RS Inferno Orange. Will be selling my 2010 LT1 V6 loaded White. Will get some pics but they are on my home computer. Oly slight mods projected..K&N cold air tomorrow and axle back later. Have not decided between Flowmaster hushpower od Solo axle backs with j pipes. Most beautiful car in the parking lot hands down!!!! Later, MrBill
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:22 PM   #19754
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I likey........Friday photo (old) from Hot Rod Power Tour last year, mine's behind the cool hot rod, we had a 5 car convoy........can't wait til this year!
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