Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Playing the Rest
This afternoon I began to notice signs of an illness entering my body. As a musician I have been instructed to "play the rests" when they appear within music. Though not playing any notes, one still maintains a connection and presence with the music, their instrument, and themselves. Subtle yet absolutely necessary for the music to flow.
How might I "play the rests" when the score for the music of life is signaling it's time to rest. This is a rest I want to ignore. But then I wouldn't be a very good musician would I?