Wishing to encourage her young son's progress on the piano,
a mother took her boy to a Paderewski concert.
After they were seated, the mother spotted a friend in the
audience and walked down the aisle to greet her. Seizing the
opportunity to explore the wonders of the concert hall, the
little boy rose and eventually explored his way through a door
marked "NO ADMITTANCE."
When the houselights dimmed and the concert was about to begin,
the mother returned to her seat and discovered that the child was
missing. Suddenly, the curtains parted and spotlights focused on
the impressive Steinway on stage.
In horror, the mother saw her little boy sitting at the keyboard,
innocently picking out "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star."
At that moment, the great piano master made his entrance, quickly
moved to the piano, and whispered in the boy's ear, "Don't quit.
Keep playing." Then leaning over, Paderewski reached down with
his left hand and began filling in a bass part. Soon his right arm
reached around to the other side of the child and he added a
Together, the old master and the young novice transformed a
frightening situation into a wonderfully creative experience.
And the audience was mesmerized.
Whatever our situation in life and history--however outrageous,
however desperate, DON'T QUIT. There is always a solution.
You have the power to transform any problem into a way to
mesmerize your audience...
- Author unknown -
Posted by Priya Deelchand