When you see the real thing, grab it, because there'll never be a second chance. Jewels or people, it's the same. I met the violinist Shinichi Suzuki (founder of the Suzuki method) one day. He was already in his late 90s then. I never played any instrument but this man had such charisma that I had to be near him. That night I went home, packed up my family and we moved to Nagano where Suzuki was teaching. My wife and daughters took lessons but I just hung out with him as much as I could. It's not the technique or music that we got from him, but the feeling for beauty in everything.
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