This is quite possibly one of the most powerful things I've read in a long time.
I'm not a huge fan of classical music as a genre, mind you (although I can still enjoy it in the right context). But the article still spoke to me. Particularly because I feel like I'm falling more and more into that unfortunate American rhythm of life (or lack thereof) that makes you feel like you oughtn't do things like stop and listen to/watch a street performer. I need reminders every once in a while to actively fight that.