Wright Words: Violinist Jenny Oaks Baker stuns Pennsylvania crowd

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  • Tulip West Jordan, UT
    May 8, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    Always love your columns Jason...unfortunately I had a similar experience with an instrument in my early teens, but unlike Jenny, I never played again. Many decades have passed since then and I often think back with regrets over it. Young women of today are remarkable examples of how to persevere when "trials" come upon them. I try not to dwell on what could have been but how I've wished I had been made of stringer stuff! Thanks for sharing so many thoughtful and fun insights!

  • Stephen Kent Ehat Lindon, UT
    May 8, 2012 7:04 a.m.

    Somehow I think of President Boyd K. Packer when I read of how Jenny Oaks Baker reacted to the broken string. This could just as easily be one of President Packer's masterful parables. The highest note is played on the E string. She cannot play this piece without it. So true of life, too, where the highest we can reach cannot be ours without God. We may try for a while to live without Him, but it will be to no avail. But returning from our place of prayer . . . . Well, you get the point.