The little things do really matter

Thank you, Rachel.

Rachel Roberts

There seems to never be a dull moment in life. I love this life, but sometimes (like now) I’m a bit overwhelmed, not having the space to think through everything as much as I’d like. As I walk around three campuses this semester, often with my head down lost in my thoughts, it’s easy to forget that the people passing by are also in their own bubble, consumed with their own thoughts, projects, challenges, and ideas. Sometimes we share with one another what’s going on. Other times, we keep silent for various reasons. But it’s worth reminding each other that human compassion can never be underestimated.

Just over 12 years ago, I was working with the Houston Symphony, my first job after finishing music school, and I was responsible for taking care of the guests artists during their visits and guest appearances with the orchestra. One of my most memorable experiences…

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