Blaise Pascal, Penseé 347: “Man is but a reed, the most feeble thing in nature; but he is a thinking reed. The entire universe need not arm itself to crush him. A vapor, a drop of water suffices to kill him. But, if the universe were to crush him, man would still be more noble than that which killed him, because he knows that he dies and the advantage which the universe has over him; the universe knows nothing of this. All our dignity consists, then, in thought. By it we must elevate ourselves, and not by space and time which we cannot fill. Let us endeavor, then, to think well; this is the principle of morality.”

Friday, March 16, 2012

Irish Music in the Everyday Lives of People

"We are four Bostonians who perform Celtic folk music from Nova Scotia. We all have at least one parent from Nova Scotia. . . ."

I got a kick out of this joyful quartet of amateurs:

Some Irish fiddlers talk about what they do and where their music comes from, Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

Part 4:

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