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I just had to share the beautiful gift someone gave me today....
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SarahsViolinBags
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October 18, 2014 - 11:33 pm
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Hello fellow fiddlers...

I wasn't sure where was the best place to post this, but I just wanted to share a random story from today that made my day, and I think (and hope) is a good sign for music in our culture.

Today at my school in Bloomington, Indiana, I was approaching the ticket counter to buy my student nose-bleed seat for La Boheme with the IU opera.  A random lady approached me, and asked if I was alone?  I said yes, and she proceeded to give me a ticket- absolutely free, in one of the best seats of the house.  Through the next few minutes, and then two intermissions, I got to know her a bit...  She kept saying how important music in all forms is in our lives, and how it's being taken for granted- symphonies folding, music funding cut from schools, kids not learning instruments either from apathy or lack of funding, etc....  She thought it was so important that students not be limited by money for experiencing music she always buys an extra ticket to any show, to give to someone!!

 

Random story, and not sure where it belongs under the forum categories, but...  It was uplifting not only because of someone's generosity to me personally, but as a really concrete reminder that people do value music in all forms (even opera! :) ).  Hope it makes your day as much as it made mine!

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October 19, 2014 - 1:07 am
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Great story, thanks for sharing Sarah

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October 19, 2014 - 1:26 am
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Wonderful story, Sarah. The world needs more people like that generous lady.

Thank you for that.  smile

 

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Great story thumbs-up

Thanks :)

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thats awesome! I love it when people give back for just the pure love of something. and congrats on getting great seats. hopefully more people will continue to inspire others to continue their love of music, or the preforming arts in general. Where would we be without a form of expression in our lives even if we are doing nothing more then enjoying it? 

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@SarahsViolinBags   How cool!  Are you studying music?

I graduated from IU School of Nursing!!  We lived in Bloomington for 8 years  When I was in grade school-high school, up on Marlin Hill north of Griffy Reservoir.

Darn, I should have gone into music!!

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Awesome!   Wild applause for that lady!

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Awesome.  So, are you going to pay it forward?  What can you do?

 

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October 19, 2014 - 8:48 pm
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The lady did right. Pay it forward. I love it!!!!!
Thanks for sharing your story.

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but the one who needs the least."

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I certainly plan to pass a ticket forward sometime- especially since for concerts I play we are usually given free comp tickets... I could hand those to someone in the lobby before the concert to anyone who doesn't have one yet!

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One other nice thing you might do,,,tell us when you next perform.

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WHAT a great story to share.   Grisly Monday am at the office..facepalm counting the hours til five.. and then this great story.  

Thanks Sarah.. what a nice opportunity for you.   Heartwarming.

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Beautiful story! Thanks for sharing it! I think it's rare and very important.

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Awesome! I love reading about good deeds like this! thumbs-upbananabananathumbs-up

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