FROM THE RABBI'S STUDY:
"Every Life Makes a Difference"
A story is told about Sir Michael Costa, a
symphony conductor of a generation or so
ago. During the playing of a symphony, at
a moment when the hall was filled by the
thunder of the mighty organ, the roll of the
great drums and at the peak of a climactic
crescendo, the piccolo player said to himself, "With so much
volume, my little instrument doesn't really matter," so he stopped
playing. Suddenly, the maestro signaled the orchestra and the
music came to an abrupt halt. The stillness of that moment was
broken by Costa shouting, "Where is the piccolo?"
None of us is so small or so insignificant that our sound is not
heard or our silence is not lamented. Every life makes a difference
in the complex design of immediate and ultimate events.
Oliver Wendell Holmes once wrote, "It is expected of each
individual to share in the actions and passions of his or her time
under the penalty of being judged not to have lived."
Never forget the significance of the meaning of your life!
With much affection,
Rabbi Sally Olins