Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Heroic

" A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." 
- Christopher Reeve

Intervention of the Sabine Women, Jacques-Louis David
Oil on canvas, 1799, The Louvre, Paris, France

Not much time to write this morning, as I'm heading over to the ICU for a visit with Our Young Man.

It occurs to me this morning how heroic the families of those waiting for transplants must be. Today alone, 110,586 people are waiting for an organ transplant. 

They, the hundreds of thousands around the world, are ordinary people, after all. Yet they find the strength to endure and persevere in spite of overwhelming odds. That's heroic in my book.

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To these ordinary people displaying extraordinary courage, I salute you today. 

This is the master himself, Vladimir Horowitz, playing Chopin's "Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53".  

It's more often called by it's popular name, "L'Héroïque" or "The Heroic". 

Listen and enjoy. ♥

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