January 20th, 2009

Barack Obama

My Favorite Surprise Today

This moment moved me to tears. It stunned and awed me that we paused in the middle of something as gigantic as a change of government to hear four of the world's greatest musical talents -- five if you count composer John Williams -- making this somber, ethereal, challenging music...

And how lovely was it seeing these four -- especially Yo Yo Ma -- smiling at one another, digging on one another -- jamming, even while holding note-to-note to the composed score of rehearsed music.