It’s a cold January morning and work traffic is trying to squirm their way through the Washington, DC Metro Station. Amidst the crowd a violinist starts to play. Out of the thousand people on their way to work only a handful responds to the tunes filling the station. If anything, they briefly turn and look at the violinist before checking their watch or getting pushed along by their mothers.
After 45 minutes, the performer has gathered 32 dollars. Most of which donated by people who didn’t stop to listen but made a contribution none the less as they walked passed the violinist. Read the rest of this article »