Play Life More Beautifully: Conversations with Seymour

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It started with a dinner party. When 86-year-old pianist and teacher Seymour Bernstein met Ethan Hawke, international film star, the two quickly discovered they shared a common malady: stage fright. Based on his familiarity with nervousness prior to concerts, Seymour was able to provide Ethan with invaluable insight and advice. That was the beginning of a deep friendship.

Renowned spiritual scholar and activist Andrew Harvey was a fellow dinner guest that auspicious night and contributed to the decision to create a documentary about Seymour exploring his unique combination of accomplished musician, teacher, and seasoned elder. The film, Seymour: An Introduction, directed by Ethan Hawke, has received enthusiastic critical acclaim and is an inspiration to all who see it.

Seymour and Andrew’s friendship has continued to thrive with a shared curiosity and appreciation for the intersection of life and art. The trusting conversations captured in this book between these two dear friends reveal key truths about passion and creativity through an exploration of music, difficult childhoods, the friendship of animals, and journeys of the spirit.

Memories meld with philosophy, and observations with reflections, dissolving the line between teacher and pupil. With equal parts candor and generosity, Seymour and Andrew offer a master class in playing life with our fullest, most gracious selves.

 

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Andrew: In you, Seymour, they see someone who didn’t allow his suffering to define his life. And I think that any human being seeing another so exposed but so quietly brave is immensely encouraged. We all share the same vulnerabilities and fragilities, but very few of us decide to enact the deepest part of ourselves even though we all know that’s where our true happiness lies.
 
Seymour: They see me acting out triumph over adversity, and they see how much I love my pupils. We all have to find the right mentor. But we also have to take life into our own two hands and not totally depend on anyone else to save us. We have to save ourselves while learning as much as we can from the mentors that we choose to help us.
 

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So charming, wise and talented is the 87-year-old artist that nothing much is left wanting. -- Los Angeles Times Seymour Bernstein is as graceful a speaker as he is a musician, and his voice rings out with wondrous depth and clarity. -- Variety

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