Let the Little Children Come to Me
On January 12, 2007, famous violinist Joshua Bell took his priceless Stradivarius violin to the L’Enfant Plaza subway station in Washington, DC. During the 43 minutes Bell played, over a thousand people walked past him. Yet only seven stopped to listen to him for more than a minute. Not a single person clapped when he finished a piece—not even after he played some of the most difficult pieces of music ever written or after he finis...