Beauty is within our reach

by Kevin Birnbaum

I know nothing about this woman except that she started playing the harp less than a year ago. Now obviously she has a nice voice and some natural musical talent, but I think this video is a nice illustration of the fact that it doesn’t take an expert to make something beautiful. (If it did, I wouldn’t bother singing in my church choir.) “Beautiful” need not mean perfect or polished or world-class. We can’t all be Mozarts or Michelangelos, but that doesn’t mean we’re excluded from the field of beauty-making. We can all do something beautiful, even if it’s very simple. There’s nothing complicated or fancy or original in this video, and that’s OK. It’s beautiful.