Tuesday, October 7, 2003

Musical Diatribe

The world moves to a beat. Sometimes that beat is at a quick tempo, others slow and steady. Often there is an undercurrent of music, sometimes sinister and other times serene.

Each day carries it own score. Eyes open and the beat begins. Sometimes the merry tunes of dreamland come with us as we begin our day, other times those fanciful notes from the mind's foggy regions are cut off abruptly leaving only the sounds of the harsh world. Many times the mind is flooded with the thoughts of the day's duties, which like a group of musicians warming up before a performance spoils any previous mood with confusing noise.

Music frees the mind. It can reset the beat which we work and play by. Calming and soothing at times, or perhaps agitating at others. Music is meant to be heard, as it is the heart's expression of the mind's thoughts. Without music this world would lose its heart and be a place vacant of joy.

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