music by james taylor
Ludwig Van Beethoven wrote “You must think of me as being as happy as it is possible to be on this earth—not unhappy. No! I cannot endure it. I will seize Fate by the throat. It will not wholly conquer me. Oh, how beautiful it is to live — and live a thousand times over!” His words capture the essence of how a deaf man learned to listen by continuing to lead a life as magnificently enriched as it was difficult." 

from The Beethoven Factor