On Sat, 2018-01-13 at 14:55 -0500, [log in to unmask] wrote:
> Did you forward to any government ministers in the District?
> Or post to any government websites?
No. I'd have to know about social media.
> I think many would welcome an intellectual recess from the rigors of
> governing in this new era. Many, not all; not everyone.
He emerged from the metro at the L’enfant Plaza station and positioned
himself against a wall beside a trash basket. By most measures, he was
nondescript: a youngish white man in jeans, a long-sleeved T-shirt and a
Washington Nationals baseball cap. From a small case, he removed a
violin. Placing the open case at his feet, he shrewdly threw in a few
dollars and pocket change as seed money, swiveled it to face pedestrian
traffic, and began to play.
It was 7:51 a.m. on Friday, January 12, the middle of the morning rush
hour. In the next 43 minutes, as the violinist performed six classical
pieces, 1,097 people passed by. ... No one knew it, but the fiddler
standing against a bare wall outside the Metro in an indoor arcade at
the top of the escalators was one of the finest classical musicians in
the world, playing some of the most elegant music ever written on one of
the most valuable violins ever made. His performance was arranged by The
Washington Post as an experiment in context, perception and
The Washington Post
Pearls Before Breakfast: Can one of the nation’s great musicians cut
through the fog of a D.C. rush hour? Let’s find out.
By Gene Weingarten April 8, 2007