Here’s a poignant reminder that, as bad as people can be, they can be brilliantly, suddenly and astonishingly beautiful. ¬†This particular example has been done before in many ways, but this video is really something special because it reminds us of something very important:

For all the criticism that liberal arts majors may get for their “lack of useful skills,” it is important to remember that Beethoven and his ilk — Shakespeare, Michelangelo, and go ahead and name your own — convey genius every bit as magnificent, and every bit as valuable to humanity — as Euclid, Einstein and Feynman. ¬†Perhaps they are even greater, because they create, whereas the scientists only describe.