“Why is it important? Why is it important that 2,000 people will hear Martha Argerich play Shostakovich’s piano concertos pretty much better than anyone on the piano? Because that’s all that matters! That’s when you get taken to heaven – or hell – but you get taken somewhere amazing. You get to a point in your life where you realize the rest of it doesn’t matter, money and all the rest of it, what matters are your family and your friends, and those moments in your life when the arts have transported you or illuminated something inside you or touched you profoundly. That’s what we work for, what makes the two-year journey and all the grief worth it.”
My friend David told me about Intelligent Life magazine - it's awesome AND you can get it in digital form free! This article was really inspiring to me. It's easy to forget why we do what we do. This was a clear and elegant reminder.