For the past eighty years I have started each day in the same manner. It is not a mechanical routine but something essential to my daily life. I go to the piano, and I play two preludes and fugues of Bach. I cannot think of doing otherwise. It is a sort of benediction on the house … It is a rediscovery of the world of which I have the joy of being a part. It fills me with awareness of the wonder of life, with a feeling of the incredible marvel of being a human being. The music is never the same for me, never. Each day it is something new, fantastic and unbelievable.*
May all that is unlived in you,
Blossom into a future,
Graced with love.**
Our birth is wrapped in wonder and mathematical improbability.
This is something we can remember or ignore at the beginning of each day.
Helping each other to remember is one of the most precious gifts we can give to each other.