See "Pearls before breakfast"

Please let me take a moment away from my usual anthropology content to direct your attention to this Washington Post story, "Pearls before breakfast," in which the newspaper set up world-famous violinist Joshua Bell in the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station to play for quarters, to see if anyone would notice.

I won't give the story away, but this paragraph about broke my heart:

"No. If you love something but choose not to do it professionally, it's not a waste. Because, you know, you still have it. You have it forever."

It's a long article, and maybe you'll think it's sappy, but I think this is one of the best newspaper stories I've ever read.