FRIDAY’S FANTASTIC FINDS!: Cellist Shares Philosophy of Music and Life #FridayFunReads #Friday’sFantasticFinds

FRIDAY’S FANTASTIC FINDS!: Cellist Shares Philosophy of Music and Life #FridayFunReads #Friday’sFantasticFinds


I hope this message finds you doing super Fabulous on this Fantastic Friday!

Here, I’m feeling most excellent after a week or more of sickness and so have decided today is the day to begin my new series on the blog.

Unless the Universe tosses me a curveball, each week I’ll be sharing posts which I feel are extraordinarily good in the Friday’s Fantastic Finds.

Today, I’m beginning with what I believe is one of the most stellar book reviews I’ve read in quite some time.

Author and Musician Abbie Johnson Taylor has always written amazing book reviews but today this one really grabbed my attention.

If you’re interested in honing your book review skills, reading this review will assist in your endeavor.

And now, with no more delay, I give you Abbie’s review…

My Corner

Cellist Shares Philosophy of Music and Life #Friday Fun Reads

Image contains: Abbie, smiling.

Beginner’s Mind

by Yo-Yo Ma

Copyright 2021

What Audible Says

“I realize, perhaps for the first time that I had to learn the cello to become a musician, and that it was only through decades of musical exploration that I came to understand my responsibility as a human being.”

Journey with musical virtuoso Yo-Yo Ma as the iconic performer and global phenomenon delves into the world of self-discovery and our deeply interwoven humanity. This is Beginner’s Mind, Ma’s extraordinary addition to Audibles Words + Music series, blending vivid personal memoir and breathtaking exclusive performances with indelible lessons gained over a lifetime pursuing meaning, connection, and shared purpose.

Beginner’s Mind continues Ma’s passionate exploration of culture’s role in helping us to imagine and build a better future, asking each of us “to strip away preconceptions and reclaim a beginner’s mind…one open to new questions, new connections, new explorations, and unexpected answers.” As Ma tracks his own profound journey through “four stories of beginnings,” listeners gain insight into his past and discover how the cultural visionary continues to find hope in the endless possibility of human curiosity, creativity, and collaboration.

Beginner’s Mind joins Audible’s ongoing Words + Music series, providing an outlet for musical icons to defy traditional formats with an innovative, and unprecedented approach to musical storytelling and personal expression.

My Thoughts…

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One Comment

  1. Thank you, Patty, for reblogging and for that stellar introduction.

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