Today is Friday, August 9th, 2013; Karen's Korner #2630

A couple of morsels from "Keepsakes for the Heart":
Beethoven's Gift
" A story is told about Beethoven, a man not known for social grace.
Because of his deafness, he found conversation difficult and humiliating.
When he heard of the death of a friend's son,
Beethoven hurried to the house, overcome with grief.
He had no words of comfort to offer.
But he saw a piano in the room.
For the next half hour he played the piano,
pouring out his emotions in the most eloquent way he could.
When he finished playing, he left.
The friend later remarked that no one else's visit had meant so much."
The Song
"I breathed a song into the air.
It fell to earth
I know not where...
And the song,
from beginning to end,
I found again
In the heart of a friend."
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Two Are Better
"Two are better than one
because they have a good
return for their labor.
For if either of them falls,
the other will lift up his companion.
But woe to the one
who falls when there is not
one to lift them up."
~ Ecclesiastes 4:9-10