For the past eighty years I have started the day in the same manner. It is not a mechanical routine but something essential to my daily life. I go to the piano,and play two preludes and fugues of Bach. I cannot think of doing otherwise. It is a sort of benediction of the house. But that is not it's only meaning for me. It is a rediscovery of the world of which I have the joy of being a part. It fills me with awareness of the wonder of life, with a feeling of the incredible marvel of being a human being.
Pablo Cassals( 1876-1973)