Being the fiddler and classical music fan I am, I was browsing through classical music videos on YouTube (as usual) when I ran across a video. Here is the link to the video if you wish to check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpYUaRg0aDw.

The 67-year-old violinist, Itzhak Perlman, entered the room with the help of crutches. However, when he started to play, there was no sign of old age.

From tuning to bowing, every technical detail was perfect. He played one of the most challenging classical music pieces and played it effortlessly. He enjoyed every note he sounded; he embraced the melody sometimes with a smile, sometimes with a frown. What I found most astounding was that when the violin bow gilded gracefully across the strings, the violinist was, by no means, a man approaching his 70s. The strong emotions of which he played the violin with made him sometimes a thoughtful scholar, sometimes a playful youth. These emotions were so strong that they stopped time…

 

This is who I aspire to be. Old or young. I hope that I can find a passion and when I live that passion, I can completely immerse in what I am doing and forget about all the restraints that prevent me from achieving my goals and becoming who I aspire to be.

Salute to Itzhak Perlman