Monday, December 13, 2010

Marvelous advice from a 107 year old......listen up!


When I grow up, I want to be like her.  Don't be bored, see the beauty in life, even greatly admire the German author Goethe though you suffered terribly during the holocaust; that's what got to me the most about this amazing 107 year old.  Listen to one piece of classical music a day.  I think that's a really good prescription for us all, don't you?  :-)
z

19 comments:

Always On Watch said...

Ugh! The video has been removed?

Always On Watch said...

Is THIS the video?

Z said...

thanks so much, AOW.
I'm not well at all and had prepared the post a few days back...who knows what happened to the embed.
I really really appreciate your finding it and getting the link to me. You're the best.
xxx

Jen said...

SHE is BEAUTIFUL!!

Thanks for sharing this, Z.

Sam Huntington said...

I absolutely agree with this lady.

Wow.

Anonymous said...

I agree with this dear lady. As I watched her play I was amazed, that at 107, her fingers are so limber.

To me, what she says is true. There is something about classical music, that strikes the emotions with a sense of lifting one up, and beauty tends to have that effect.

She's so right about those composers who gave us such gifts which will last forever.

Pris

Anonymous said...

I've seen this video a while back,
& she's magnificent!

Silvrlady

Mustang said...

I hope I can walk as well as she can play piano when I'm in my 70s. This lady is simply amazing, Z ...

Leticia said...

Wow! And absolutely amazing to play that beautifully at her age. Wonderful.

WomanHonorThyself said...

amen Z..I had seen about her..remarkable eh............

Joe said...

You know those knarled fingers had to hurt as she played, yet play she did for the pure joy of it. That in itself was medicine to the pain that is her fingers.

WOW!

No more complaining about pain from me!

I could not believe how precicely she played that piece!

Anonymous said...

Maybe not Joe, my grandmother never had arthritis, and she was fortunate to have nimble fingers her entire life until she died at 94 years old.

I'd like to think this 107 year old enjoys the same good fortune.

Pris

beamish said...

I love people who radiate life like this.

I don't see an old woman. I see a young spirit.

Susannah said...

Fabulous! Such wisdom & truth! 'Boredom...people don't know what to do with themselves...' Wow. Z, you've inspired me to write about my G'mother.

Remember I told you she just turend 96? This has me thinking...

Thanks!

Karen Howes said...

Awesome vid, Z... if I make it to 107, I hope to be like her too!

Can't believe that her fingers are able to play so well at her age!

Ticker said...

She reminds me of my great aunt. She and Uncle Walter ran an awning shop for years and she sewed these heavy things daily, many of the parts by hand. Can you imagine? she came from a musical family and played all the classical music. Her hands were gnarled by labor and by age but she could make a piano talk or sing depending on the mood of the moment. She was playing well into her 90's when she died. I sat for hours as a kid and listened and even on occasion would get the nerve to play something with her.

Z said...

what marvelous comments, I'm so glad you were all taken with her spirit, too.

Always On Watch said...

Z: I'm not well at all...

The cold from hell? I've had one for nearly 10 days now. **sigh**

Anonymous said...

I love the way she talks, don't you? There's music in her voice. Don't now why, but when Europeans speak English it sounds much sweeter than the way most of us do. They virtually sing their vowels.

She must have been a terrific pianist in her younger years, because her playing is still steady and quite accurate. Interesting the way she keeps her hands and fingers so far away from the keys. I wonder if she always played that way? It's unusual.

Anyway she's certainly right about concentrating on the beauty that a very few special people have given the world.

The main problem with leftist thinking is the way it concentrates almost exclusively on misery and degradation as though nothing else deserved our attention.

FYI: There are thousands of performances of classical music on YouTube. Just Google the name of a poser or performer and mention You Tube. It's incredible what you can get.

Happy Christmas!