March 8, 2016

1 Example of Following Your Passion

In recent years, many barriers have been broken:

  • We don’t have to publish our writing the traditional way; we can self-publish.

  • The race and gender barrier have relaxed in American politics.

  • We don’t have to get our news only from mainstream media outlets.

Music is another area where new ground is being broken.  Today’s musicians don’t always compose, play, perform, or promote their music in a well-known manner. Some of them build their own instruments. Most of them become famous through YouTube, a fairly recent innovation.

These stars refuse to be hedged in by the usual expectations of how music is made and enjoyed. The Piano Guys, Lindsey Stirling, 2Cellos, and William Close are members of a new generation that forges its own path to success.  If you enjoy exciting, quality music with a twist, I invite you to look them up on YouTube.

Today, I would like to focus on The Wintergarten Music Machine. It is an amazing contraption that makes music using marbles. Martin Molin built and composed it.
This video is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. It’s 5 minutes long and well worth watching:

My Conclusion

We’re lucky to live in less constricting times than previous generations. Prominent people in various fields are sending out a clear message that they refuse to be boxed in by old-fashioned expectations. They insist on following their own path, just like the apostle Paul:

“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ.” Galations 1:10 (NIV)

How are you following your own path?

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