The Conductor by Jacqueline Berger

Writers almanac recently featured a poem about an elderly conductor. A brief snapshot of many things we don’t typically think about when attending a concert. The Conductor by Jacqueline Berger There’s no mention, of course, in the program that the conductor has Parkinson’s. He enters the stage, stands for a moment facing the audience, his hands by his sides, tapping air. Then he holds them together, an act of gratitude —we are gathered, we can

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