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Sunday, May 6, 2012

APPEARANCES

                                    L.S.
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Appearances aren't reality.
 In other words...
Appearances do not always equal reality.

Remember the English Idiom:
"Appearances can be deceiving"
("Las apariencias engañan"- in Spanish).

In my opinion,
People can look different from the way they really are...

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Let me show this to you with an example...

Try the following experiment:

Have a look at this photograph...


Do you know this girl ?


Her name is Lindsey Stirling,
She is 25 years old
and she is American.

But ...

What is her job?

Guess her profession:
 (Tick the profession you think she works at from the list.)

I think she is a ...
TEACHER
DOCTOR
NURSE
POLICEWOMAN
POSTWOMAN
LAWYER
HOUSEWIFE
SCIENTIST
PSYCHOLOGIST
JOURNALIST
ACTRESS
SINGER
 
* If you have selected the last option (= SINGER), 
I'm afraid you are NOT RIGHT.
Sorry..., but she is NOT a SINGER.


Altough she is related to MUSIC, 
...

She
 is
NOT
 a 
SINGER

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*****
*****
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She
 is
 a 
VIOLINIST.

She is a great female Musician,
an Artist and a Composer
who plays the violin
wonderfully!

In fact,
Today she is considered one of the best Hip Hop Violinist of the world.


According to Wikipedia, 
"Lindsey Stirling is famous for her flexibility with her violin, 
performing music from country to hip hop."
(You can read more here )

YES ... She plays the violin
... but in a different way.

How?
Can you play a musical instrument and dance at the same time?
Have you ever seen a violinist playing the violin and dancing simultaneously?


She is Incredible! 
She plays the violin with passion.
She is a very talented violinist and adds her own style to violin music.

STOP !!

If you think (like some of my students) that Violin Music is ...
SAD
SERIOUS
QUIET / CALM
BORING

Watch the following video 
and look up (or check ) the Antonyms of the 4 previous adjectives !!
I hope you like it!



We all know that
everybody has a different taste of music.
You may like or dislike the violin.
But I'm sure about one thing...

You will agree that
She has a unique style of playing the violin:
Because she can combine the 2 things she loves:

Playing th violin
&
Dancing that type of music.

To tell you the truth...
 I like her!
And I don't like only what she does but also how she thinks.
Because -in my opinion- both are interconnected.

According to her own words...
"Through my unique style of playing, 
I want to prove that you don't have to conform to be accepted".

The important thing is the philosophy
of being yourself and being unique.
In other words,
The greatest value comes from
loving yourself for who you are.

To illustrate this idea, let's consider the following video
as an excellent example of her performance as a unique artist...

Watch it !
&
Enjoy it !



                                                                               Do you like the "Shadows" ?

Just to finish,
A Final Thought:
"Don't judge people / things (or music),
before you really get to know them."

Remember the English Idiom...
"Appearances can be deceiving"
("Las apariencias engañan"- in Spanish).


FURTHER INFORMATION

You can learn all about Lindsey Stirling on her WEBSITE
and you can also even keep up with her through her YouTube Channel 
or her  Facebook page.

2 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Ellen ;-)
      I hope you like the metaphor used between the lines...
      "Shadows" as "Appearances".

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