My personal experiences with the enchanting world of music have been that of calming influences, much like spending time with an understanding friend. Instrumental themes have always been my favorite. Rhythm or not, its tough to ignore music, especially when it is embellished with some nice lyrics in terms of songs.
Over the years I’ve heard or read about many anecdotes where music got the better of a harsh feeling or hatred or hurt between two individuals. Being of varying degrees, some tales seemed too good to be true. This little story here which I came across a couple of days ago on YouTube through Guy Kawasaki’s Alltop channel, really takes the cake if you ask me. I tweeted about it then, but I think it also deserves a separate mention on a blog post. You too might agree that its really strong and touching.
Its an anecdote shared by a 90-year-old World War II veteran, whose musical notes on his Trumpet on a soggy, lonesome night in France after D-Day, conquered and “humanized” a deadly adversary in the form of a German army sniper who was trained to kill him without any further thought. Do watch –
P.S. – This man could play the Trumpet so well even at the age of 90, that’s saying something!