We have seen some truly moving moments of people bringing comfort and kindness to others in this pandemic. Some of the most moving have come from Italy. This video of violinist Lena Yokoyama playing a piece by Ennio Moricone from the roof of a hospital in Cremona has brought tears to the eye of millions around the world, including health care workers in the hospital.
What is particularly powerful is that Cremona is one of the world’s greatest musical centers, including the making of famous violins and the home of many legendary composers. The music of Yokoyama soared over the city, reminding everyone of the beauty that remains in the world even in the midst of a pandemic. The music reached a world in isolation to make us all feel a bit less isolated and alone.
Thank you Lena and Cremona.