Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A Gifted Pianist

Arthur Rubinstein
Courtesy Google Search
It is funny how a long ago memory will be triggered by something happening, such as this e-mail that a friend sent me. Washington Conservatory at TEDMED 2013 - YouTube  
My Friend said, "This video of piano playing will put a smile on your face.  Enjoy."  

CLICK HERE to view and listen.  Be sure turn up your sound

As I listened and watched with a smile on my face, I was reminded of a time when in High School, my girl friend invited me to attend with her, a life performance of the pianist Arthur Rubinstein.

My friend was a gifted pianist herself and she was very interested in this musical presentation, and in the artist himself. 

From Wikipedia   Arthur Rubinstein, KBE (January 28, 1887 – December 20, 1982) was a Polish-American classical pianist who received international acclaim for his performances of the music written by a variety of composers; many regard him as the greatest Chopin interpreter of his time.  He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century, and played in public for eight decades.

My friend’s parents picked me up and transported us to the Municipal Auditorium theatre where the concert was to be held.

The music was outstanding, but I was not used to such a long performance and soon grew tired, but remained polite until the end.

Again my friend’s parents met us and drove me home.  On the way, the girl’s mother asked me how I enjoyed the concert.  Without much enthusiasm, I answered, “It was nice.”

Then the mother turned to her husband, and said, “Oh how I would have loved to have been there.” 

My friend's Dad looked at his wife, and whispered, “Please be quiet.”

Then I realized the terrible truth.  - -
My friend’s mother was supposed to take her daughter to the concert, and I had used her ticket and she had missed out.

There was no way to back up and replay the evening, and my friend was so happy that I had been with her.

Thinking about heaven, and joy of all joys, no one can use your ticket, each person must have their own. 
When you come to Jesus and receive him, there is no problem, for he has already made the purchase, so he writes your name down, and your place is then secure.

Sharing this post with Rosilind in Croatia,

   A Performance by Arthur Rubinstein: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enmJ5PwxD7o



  1. Good thing our Father holds a ticket for all who desire. Like the analogy. That video reminded me of the old adage, "To many cooks in the kitchen spoils the stew." Although it looked like they had the small army of musicians well orchestrated!

  2. "Each morning I enjoy time praying, reading the word and now reading stories from your new book Two...The Early Years. I tell myself to read each story slowly so that I'm not inclined to get through the book too fast. I limit myself to two stories each morning... It's not working out. Yesterday I read six, today I've already read three. I laugh, I chuckle, I cry it's a blessing. Sooo Hazel... Book #3? Need it! ❤❤"
    Love, Vicki K

  3. Thanks for sharing the analogy and for stopping by The Hopeful Home, today. I'm so glad our way was paid at the cross and that no one has to miss the "concert." Blessings!

  4. Powerful...yes, there is no such thing as "collective salvation". Individually we must come to Christ.

  5. I don't think my comment went through????

    I said something about "collective salvation" isn't true. We must all accept Christ individually.


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