This was a precious moment in my short flute career. My dear Oma, a pioneer woman flutist in the 1920s (read about her in the New York Times) began teaching me at the age of 8. She was a profound influence on my life and as phenomenal of a teacher as she was a performer. Continue reading →
“I have put aside the concept that people are not all in one accord. We have to learn how to reverse hatred by focusing on Love itself.” What a beautiful quote by Bettie B. Thompson. Read on about how to love your way through seeming discrimination, and triumph! We can all apply this today. Continue reading →
President Lincoln advised us… “Whatever work you are devoted to….may it bring just and lasting peace.”
Our respected President Abraham Lincoln brought this to light in his 1865 Inaugural Address. What a calling for each of us to think, as we go about our work each day, how it can bring “just and lasting peace.” And I think work here is not just our professional work, but any task to which we are devoting ourselves. Any project, endeavor, activity — from raising a child to decorating a Valentine’s Day wreath — can have kindness, justice and peace as a necessary ingredient to our performing of it.
President Lincoln says something instrumental here: As we strive for our goal, it should be peace brought between each one of us, and then also with all countries. The point here is that gentle justice, no matter how small, and a caring, kind sense of peacefulness in all our interactions, bring that sense of worldwide peace. And it must start with ourselves, our conversations, our actions between each person we meet. That’s a great calling for us in living rightly every day! Continue reading →