perhaps the chaos has calmed but in
any case here is something calming: on
your device dial itzhak perlman playing
the mendelssohn concerto see him
thread his way through the orchestra
on his crutches (polio when he was four)
watch him rest the crutches beside his
chair, lift his violin begin to play – you see
closeups of his face it is so filled with
peace pleasure enjoyment rapture
even in the fast and tricky parts that
his spirit is catching seeps through your
soul gives you peace pleasure joy so
you too may feel contentment, calm
no matter what your music tastes may be

2021 Jacqueline Jackson

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