The great blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach; but we shut our eyes, and, like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing we search for, without finding it. --Seneca

The Blind Child Musician's Blessing

The Blind Child Musician's Blessing

Jan 13, 2008-- "Patrick's eyes are not functional. He is in a wheelchair and when we first shook hands, his fingers seemed entirely too thick to be nimble. So when he offered to play the piano for me and his father rolled his wheelchair up to the baby grand, I confess that I thought to myself, "Well, this will be sweet. He has overcome so much. How nice that he can play piano." But then Patrick put his hands to the keyboard. The music his hands drew from that piano was so lovely and lyrical and haunting, so rich and complex and beyond anything I had imagined he would play that there was nothing I could say. All I could do was listen. That is the power of Patrick Henry Hughes. He quietly makes you listen." (2761 reads)


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