By John Ballard
This video is my way of paying tribute to the many innocent victims of violence everywhere we turn. I allowed myself to wander through the You Tube garden and came across this exquisitely beautiful piece. I already knew Shimabukuro is the Pablo Casals of the ukulele but never thought he would be a TED presenter. As I listened and watched, my thoughts drifted to the reports and pictures coming out of Syria, Afghanistan and Ohio and tears came into my eyes. Maybe it's just me, but this afternoon this music struck me hard.
(The performance ends, by the way, at seven minutes. The last three minutes is a Rolex commercial.)