Not a word I use much, ‘inspirational’. I tend more towards eyeball-rolling. This, however, certainly is inspirational, and well worth a few minutes of your time:

These are kids from a slum in Paraguay called Cateura. They’re playing – beautifully – instruments that are made out of stuff reclaimed from a landfill. They’re remarkable, and the fact that they’ve managed to achieve this level of musicianship using, essentially, bits of garbage that other people threw away should make those of us lucky enough to have been born in wealthier countries feel very, very small indeed, at least for a moment.



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  1. Someone sent me this video a few months ago. I may or may not have posted it. Even after reading your blog entry, I don’t have the words to explain the tumble of feelings I felt as I watched it and thought about it. Inspirational works, but there’s even more.

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