Deep Thoughts About the Value of Worthy Purpose

Everything that I have found to be worth doing in life takes time and persistence. As someone, who started studying the violin at the age of two, has done a significant amount of reading and writing, and taken on some monumental projects, I can honestly say that every time, if I knew what I was getting into from the start, I may never have tried in the first place. That said, I now have enough hindsight to know that faith, persistence, hard work, the ability to learn and adapt, and trust in sharing wisdom and experience, alongside new ideas, with friends who have wonderful qualities of their own, leads to beautiful and powerful achievements. Also, it goes without saying that some things are just worth doing. A student asked me the other day, “If you could go back in time and meet anyone you wanted who would it be?”.  An excellent question, so I’m presenting my answer. Penny Chenery, Hildegard vom Bingen, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, Clara Schuman, Queen Elizabeth I, Lady Murasaki, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. These women all faced seemingly insurmountable challenges, worked like crazy, believed not only in themselves, but also in a greater purpose, and they trusted in their friends to share and trust in that belief.

Karine Stone