Monday Morning Mantra


For the past eighty years I have started each day in the same manner,” wrote the cellist Pablo Casals in his memoir, Joys and Sorrows. “I go to the piano, and I play two preludes and fugues of Bach. It fills me with awareness of the wonder of life, with a feeling of the incredible marvel of being a human being.

~ Glen Kurtz, Practicing: A Musician’s Return to Music

Pablo Casals (1876 – 1973), was a Spanish Catalan cellist and conductor. He is generally regarded as the pre-eminent cellist of the first half of the 20th century, and one of the greatest cellists of all time.

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  1. Any activity that helps fill us with the wonder of life, is a good thing to do each day! Morning 🙂

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  2. soul-touching way to welcome the day.

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  3. I feed the cat,turn on my laptop, make coffee and read the paper–I like his rut better.

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  4. Reblogged this on EMr.

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  5. What a wonderful wake up call! Be nice to be married to him and hear that each morning instead of an alarm clock.

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  6. It is incredibly marvelous to be a human being, to have the opportunities and wonder that life brings.

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  7. What a great way to start the day … and here we are …

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