Monday, September 27, 2010
Somehow, among all the failing and broken parts in my own mind here, I am still elevated by the prospect of musical participation. Talking with my wife this morning about our kid's playing of Vivaldi is suddenly uplifting. There's some kind of engaging 'science' to all this music that swallows me up in a good way and energizes me. It has nothing to do with me, or my "standing" anywhere else. I could be in prison and this would be a constant element of who I am. It's weird. I suppose it's why they call it a 'gift'- it's just there, with or without your having earned it.