So beautiful, it made me cry

It is so easy to forget how much beauty there is in the world.

Sabadell, placa de Sant Roc : 6pm, 19th May 2012

 

The first time I saw this, it brought me to tears. I wondered – why? What is it about this, that is so incredibly moving, so powerful, that it cuts through – to touch you? Is it the music? Yes, the music is beautiful. But it is not just that. Is it the surprise? Yes, the spontaneity and surprise makes it feel somehow surreal, dreamlike. But it is more than this.

These musicians did not just create beautiful music. They tapped passers by on the shoulder and said ‘stop a moment – I have something to give you.’ And then they each gave a most beautiful part of themselves.

As you see one more person drawn in, one more person notice, one more person moved – you can see the amazement and wonder on their faces, that this beautiful gift – is being given to them. Then you feel the joy building. Among the musicians, among the people watching – within yourself.

The musician’s simple gift is multiplied – exploding in pure joy.

The power of kindness.

3 thoughts on “So beautiful, it made me cry

  1. It’s the pure nature of artistic expression. The cohesion of energy to produce a response in an audience with an implied message only purely recognised once the performance has begun. Every performance is different, although the message conveyed may seek an intended response. Pure beauty of art. I love it, Thank you Nim. x

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