The sidewalk in front of a Half Price Books store in Austin was filled with some beautiful music today. I've seen Shawn Lesure playing his violin here before. Today I had some time to spare and I stopped to listen for a while. His music really touches me emotionally. He plays his violin as if he was on a stage in front of thousands of people, in spite of the fact that he had audience of one on this balmy afternoon. His eyes closed, sweat streaming from his forehead, Shawn played with a passion that comes from a true love of music. I'm honored and grateful that he shared his music with me.