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Artist: George Gershwin
Track: Rhapsody in Blue
Theme: Modern Classical
#69) George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
(performed by Leonard Bernstein and The Columbia Symphony Orchestra)
American music at its best. Kind of long be well worth the listen.
"Redistribution" has become a dirty word, conjuring up worthy "makers" forced to hand over hard-earned income to undeserving "takers." But as low-wage work proliferates in America, so-called takers are working as hard if not harder than anyone else, often at more than one job.
Yet they’re still…
"What’s the most frightened you’ve ever been?"
“Mostly when I meet new people.”
“I just always wonder if people are going to look at me normal and treat me normal.”
“Most of the time. Sometimes strangers stare at me. But if I stare back, they usually look away.”
“If you could give one piece of advice, what would it be?”
“Be grateful for what you have. I always try to be grateful.”
“What are you most grateful for?”
"What’s the most frightened you’ve ever been?" “Mostly when I meet new people.”
Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water.
The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken.
Although its light is wide and great,
The moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide.
The whole moon and the entire sky
Are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.
Photo by Daniele Delgrosso.