Every second we live in a new and unique moment

Every second we live in a new and unique moment of the universe,
a moment that will never be again.
And what do we teach our children?
We teach them that two and two make four,
and that Paris is the capital of France.
When will we teach them what they are.
We should say to each of them:
Do you know what you are?
You’re a marvel!
You’re unique!
In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you!
Your legs!
Your arms!
Your clever fingers!
The way you move!
You may become a Shakespeare, a Michaelangelo, A Beethoven
You have the capacity for anything!
Yes, you are a marvel!
And when you grow up, can you then harm another who like you, is a marvel too.
- Pablo Casel (1876 -1973) Cellist and conductor


Chi said…
That's a nice passage. I read it in a book called 'Think Like a Genius' when the author quoted Pablo Casals and I was searching for it online. That's how I come across your blog. Thanks for posting it. :-)

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