03. June 2005 · Comments Off on Conscience or Music? · Categories: imported, Quotes

Here’s a quote for you:

The only other thing she might have devoted her life to: Music. “If I could have been a classical pianist or an opera singer,” she says, “I might have thrown conscience to the wind.”

-Helen Woodson (61 year old imprisoned anti-violence activist)

Now didn’t that get your attention? Of course.

This is from an interesting article I just finished reading, about a 61 year old woman who, from jail, heard a pianist in the 2001 Van Cliburn competition that really got to her. So much so that she wrote him a letter. (He came back this year to the competition and, like before, didn’t get past the prelims.)

Want to read more? Try this. (You’ll have to register to read, but it’s not a big deal to do so.)

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