Kol Nidre. All vows. I’ll take one here, going on record as saying that Julia Freeman is among the most talented 14 year-old violinists there is. She has been playing since age four, so she’s amassed quite a few Gladwellian hours and it shows. Actually she’s among the most talented 14 year-olds you’ll meet in general. I’ve blogged about the Freemans’ bond before, and last week we were treated to a personal rendition that Julia offered of Kol Nidre on the violin. Julia played so beautifully that I called my father, put the phone on speaker, and let his 93 year-old ears soak it in. It has to be a preview of heaven.
Among other talents, Julia soars on horseback. Here she is, jumping with Luceilla. There’s just something quite evident about coming from good stock.