I love music. And I love pianist Nils Frahm.
Recently, Nils broke his thumb. Which is really bad news for a professional pianist.
He had shows to do. Commitments to fulfill. Projects to complete. And now a much needed thumb was broken and in a cast.
So for a few days he felt pathetic. He spent a couple more days of feeling sorry for himself. He had the right to be down in the dumps about this whole situation.
But Nils decided to do something unexpected … he began to write some piano songs. Against his Doctors orders, Nils composed 9 beautiful piano solos with his 9 working fingers. Minus the broken thumb of course. (You can listen to what he created here. It’s awesome!)
The lesson for us all: Take what you got (even if it’s broke) and make something beautiful.