A while ago, I heard a story on NPR about the robots in Silicon Valley. They are sort of taking over the work force in many ways and a lot of jobs are going to be lost in the future. It is kind of a depressing thought. These days there are a lot of ways to listen to music and get our tunes. There is also the widening divide between the have and the have nots which certainly isn’t being helped but the increasing use of robots.

Starting off as a professional musician I was certainly aware that I was only able to get started in this job, in the small market where I live,  because of my “patron of the arts saint” husband. I am seriously lucky and very lucky to have the time to grow my business. I know that despite the fact that there are lots of ways to get music, seeing live music, especially with the harp!, is a priceless experience. I love hearing from people that they remember clearly and fondly their first time hearing a harp. Often when people see me I’m their first time ever seeing a harp in person and they are sooooo excited and intrigued.

So although I am a luxury for many I think I’m still in a good position to continue and expand my career. I’m also blessed to be able to devote a nice portion of my work time to my charitable goals and reach into the community. I get to see the joy of brides and little kids when they hear the harp and you know that robots just wouldn’t appreciate that as much.

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