ironical

would beauty transcend?

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This article from the Washington Post is amazing.  It’s long, but you’ve got to read it…and in case my recommendation isn’t enough, here’s an excerpt to draw you in:

By most measures, he was nondescript: a youngish white man in jeans, a long-sleeved T-shirt and a Washington Nationals baseball cap. From a small case, he removed a violin. Placing the open case at his feet, he shrewdly threw in a few dollars and pocket change as seed money, swiveled it to face pedestrian traffic, and began to play

No one knew it, but the fiddler standing against a bare wall outside the Metro in an indoor arcade at the top of the escalators was one of the finest classical musicians in the world, playing some of the most elegant music ever written on one of the most valuable violins ever made. His performance was arranged by The Washington Post as an experiment in context, perception and priorities — as well as an unblinking assessment of public taste: In a banal setting at an inconvenient time, would beauty transcend?

You’re not going to believe it.

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Written by Sarabeth :: the dramatic

April 17, 2007 at 10:53 pm

Posted in art

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  1. oh my goodness. do you think you would have stopped? i like to think i would have stopped…but who knows? i probably would never have been there during rush hour. still, it makes me want to slow down and not MISS out! you know…like to get outside and get my feet in a creek…

    alison chino

    April 18, 2007 at 9:24 pm

  2. i know. i know! surely…

    sarabethjones

    April 18, 2007 at 10:22 pm


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