Itzhak Perlmanâ€™s Broken String Jacqueline Jules
Yes, Rabbi, it was a fine story for the funeral. It would be nice to believe . . . I could make music like Perlman with three strings instead of four, be lauded for playing my violin without whining, refusing to let absence diminish my performance. It would be nice to believe . . . my crippled soul could play my crippled instrument, make what is left produce a pure and powerful sound. It would be nice to believe . . . an urban myth never verified
offers the comfort I need.
Published on Sep 22, 2016