Thursday, July 17th, 2014 09:27:40
Virtues Require Underlying Framework
This summer has served as a reminder to me about the virtue of virtues, specifically hard work and perseverance. Last winter, our 12-year-old son, Robert, was accepted into an honors performance group as a string bass player, based on his teacher’s recommendation and an MP3 submission of his playing. In May, he was sent four pieces of music to master by late June, when he was to perform them in New York.
It was not easy. The music arrived late, and his summer schedule was already mostly filled with plans for a vacation and camp — but the music had to be learned.