Have you ever run across something so moving, it leaves you thinking about it day after day?

Today, I want to share with you the story of Joseph Feingold, a 91-year-old holocaust survivor, and his very special violin.

I spend a lot of time searching for content for our EWC readers, this means I have seen a lot of videos out there, but today I want to share one with you that stands out as the most moving thing I have ever watched.

Joe’s Violin is a beautiful short film that tells the moving story of a beloved violin and its second life in the hands of a budding young musician.

This film so so beautiful it needed a little introduction, so let’s begin…

A Beautiful Legacy…

Our stories connect us, they give us compassion, they let us explore and celebrate our similarities and our beautiful differences.

As one life ties into the next, we carry on a legacy and a history. Our stories make up the wonderful, complex, and remarkable tapestry of human history. It is so important that we never lose our sense of wonder in hearing the stories of those that came before us. These are the stories that give us hope and allow us to grow and make the world a better place for us all.

Perhaps, if anything, we should learn to listen a little more. And maybe in that listening, we will develop those meaningful connections that move through us all.

Stay beautiful & keep laughing!

-Liesl

“Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.”-Victor Borge

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Notes:

  1. “A Holocaust Survivor’s Violin Finds a New Home | The Screening Room | The New Yorker.” YouTube. The New Yorker, 20 Sept. 2016. Web. 11 Oct. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8D5h_Y8N4tg>.

Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

COO Ever Widening Circles

Liesl is a camera-toting traveler, a global story seeker, and an aspiring—but more often floundering—yoga lover. She can be found on Instagram @Liesl.UV