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This I believe: A New Instrument

Quote of the day:
"Sometimes good things fall apart, so better ones can come together"
-Marilyn Monroe

This I Believe: A New Instrument
From the small, backstage window, I could see the sky getting darker, telling me to get ready for the show to begin. My heart started to race. I imagined myself playing my almost brand-new violin in front if the crowd. I played the notes in my head over and over again -- C-C- C- D- E - E- E, C-C -C-D- E-E-- My thoughts were suddenly interrupted by the music teacher. He was announcing for me to come on stage.
I pulled out my violin, still trying to play the notes in my head, but then, I looked at the crowd. They were all staring at me, waiting for me to make a move, which, in their heads, would define me as a musician.
My bow hit the violin shakingly, and I started to play -- C - C -E -D -- Dang it! Wrong note -- C - C -E -E -- Oh no! My mind was completely blank. I couldn't remember anything. By the end of the 3 minute “recital”, the music p…

The Businessman

'And what good does it do you to be rich?'
'It makes it possible for me to buy more stars, if any are discovered.'"
-From The Little Prince, by Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Three and two make five. Five and seven make twelve. Twelve and three make fifteen. Good morning. Fifteen and seven make twenty-two. Twenty-two and six make twenty-eight.If you have never read The Little Prince, I know two things about you: First, you have absolutely no idea why I am counting. Second, you should slap yourself in the face and read this mind-blowing classic! Just kidding I love you, random internet reader. So why was I counting you may ask? I am quoting a businessman from the little prince. He is a guy so focused on counting and counting his millions upon millions of stars he owns, that he never actually stops to look at them. In fact, he doesn't even stop to light his cigarette or acknowledge a new visitor. He was always so busy with "matters of consequence" that he di…