Sunday, February 28, 2010
200th Birthday March 1, 2010
March 1, 2010 also marks the 200th Birthday of Frederic Chopin, known as "the poet of the piano".
Can you even imagine anyone 200 years from now knowing you were alive? I am sure I will just be dates in the record books, but some people leave their marks behind for centuries.
Today, I will play our Chopin CD's, stop a few minutes to read a short biography on his life and let my little one attempt to play a piece on the piano. We might be able to coax my gifted husband's fingers to fly across the keys as we close our eyes to enjoy this beautiful, God-given gift of music from a man who lived 200 years ago.
A man that has a taste of music, paintings, or architecture is like one that has another sense, when compared with such as have no relish of those arts. - Joseph Addison
As we look forward to the spring season, may we find ways in which to bring another sense, the love of the arts, into our home.
A Source for reading from my home school library - "The Gift of Music" Jane Stuart Smith