And the Waltz Goes On
~unpacking our greatest treasure comes out of discovering our greatest joy~
I first fell in love the work of Anthony Hopkins when he stepped into the shoes of C.S. Lewis in Shadowlands. He went on to make over 100 movies, some sheer classics. Unfortunately, he lost me as Hannibal Lecter.
Whether you know him as the butler in The Remains of the Day or more recently as Odin in Thor, here is a piece of his life you may not know about.
Because acting came easy to Sir Anthony Hopkins, he fell into this career by default. Music was his first love.
"I have been composing music all of my life but I never did anything with it. I did it for the sheer fun of it."
At 19-years-old, Anthony, a musician, composed a waltz. At the time, he was too afraid to hear it played. Fifty years later, and unbeknownst to him, his wife sent this piece to Andre Rieu for consideration.
On October 31. 2011, this masterpiece, 'And the Waltz Goes On' was released worldwide. It is a beautiful story of forged friendship between the two men and how God can take a piece of our treasure and bring it to fruition at just the right time.
I hope you enjoy their joy as much as I did. That spark of life that emerges when we are walking in our design. It is contagious.
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