Samara O'Shea

And Furthermore . . .

With regards to what I wrote yesterday: I forgot to mention that I attended an extraordinary performance of the New York Youth Symphony on Sunday. The masters of the violin, cello, bass, harp, flute, clarinet, and plenty of other instruments I’m leaving out were all between the ages of 12 – 21. They were poised and talented beyond comprehension.

How I could have forgotten this in my fear-laden tirade about teenagers, I’m not sure. The memory of the music is soothing my trepidation. The youth of today still have a good chance of survival. Some of them will be alright and some of them won’t, but that’s always been the case.