Monday, December 27, 2010

Footloose Pianist

It has been far too long since our last post of music we like and this selection is sure to please even the softest of music palettes.

Liu Wei was a contestant on the Chinese version of 'America's Got Talent' and brought tears to not only the judges and audience but also millions of viewers across the globe.

At the surface Wei's talent is not that uncommon. He is a talented musician that performs at a high level and has an ability to captivate his audiences.

Yet it is not enough to merely point out what his talent is, rather the full story must be shared to explain how he earned it.

You see, Liu Wei lost both of his arms when he was 10 years old because of a freak accident. He grabbed a live electrical wire while playing hide and seek and from that moment on his life was forever changed.

He appeared on China's Got Talent and spoke of his remarkable story to the judges.

For people like me, there were only two options. One was to abandon all dreams, which would lead to a quick, hopeless death. The other was to struggle without arms to live an outstanding life.

At 23 years of age he has already defied so many odds and shown more perseverance and bravery than most humans exhibit throughout their lifespan.

We applaud Wei for his incredible courage and determination. His story is a truly touching one. Teacher after teacher told him he would never succeed at his dream of becoming a pianist but at age 18 he taught himself and the results are nothing short of breathtaking.

Suffice it to say, Wei is living not only an outstanding life but also an inspirational one.

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