London taxi drivers took part in an hour-long call-in yesterday on LBC, discussing the way Angela Hewitt’s piano was smashed in transit.
The story, broken on Slipped Disc on Sunday with Angela’s express permission, was picked up by newspapers and broadcasters all over the world – from CNN to Sky News to the BBC, to the Telegraph, Guardian, Stern and dozens more.
What made this item so heartfelt and universal is that we have all, somehow, been there.
Each of us has smashed the thing s/he loves, be it an instrument, a portrait, a vintage car, a parental heirloom.
Each of us has been smacked several times by disasters.
Some collapse in dismay.
Others emerge stronger.
Angela Hewitt has taught the world a moral lesson.