I once asked a music teacher, “What do you feel is the most important thing in life?”
I told the music teacher, “Thank you!” I shook his hand and smirked! And the essence in my physical body released itself with such a jubilant force that the headache that had attached itself to me earlier and made me its prisoner finally dissipated.
I couldn't help but think about world suffering; compassion has truly grown obsolete in our spoiled society. A tsunami of hatred has swept over us like a shadow constantly looking for light. Yet humility found substance in a man who lets music move his soul, who every morning plays his musical piano chords in the school auditorium, as if to calm the restless heart of the beast trying to stay warm during the winter months. He clings on to hope because he knows that his musical craft brings people together. And if one musical note that he preaches and teaches generates a smile on a first grader’s face, the beacon of hope and light is forever there! And Mr. Mendelsohn’s Human Decency shines through!