Inspired by Black Violin

As the semester gets into its second week here at Maria College, we can all use words of encouragement to keep us looking forward to the work and busyness of each day.

Believe it or not, I actually do find an occasional bit of encouragement and inspiration through posts I receive on Facebook! In addition to the family updates, the cute kitten videos, the election year rants, the really cool speeded up cooking videos, and the utter nonsense, someone will send me a link that really has a powerful impact on me. 

I received such a link recently from a colleague at Maria College which I want to share with you this week. 

Through this short video, you will meet a musical duo named Black Violin, and I believe you will be inspired by the stories of Wil Baptiste and Kev Marcus.

Mr. Baptiste and Mr. Marcus certainly illustrate the inspiring words of the founder of the Sister of Mercy, Mother Catherine McAuley: “The simplest and most practical lesson I know…is to resolve to be good today, but better tomorrow. Let us take one day only in hands, at a time, merely making a resolve for tomorrow, thus we may hope to get on taking short, careful steps, not great strides.”


Until next time…



  • Comment:

    I LOVE these guys and I’m so glad you posted this! I’ve been lucky enough to see their shows twice in Poughkeepsie in an audience of hundreds of city schoolkids. Their energy is incredible, and their shows are unique, uplifting, LOUD, and impossible to sit in your seat for! I love these reminders to think outside the box, find opportunities in challenges, set our own path, and follow our dreams!

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