Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Years ago when ready to depart from family in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a piece arrived titled Leaving Song. Somewhere this is saved and perhaps I'll work with it when I return home. After 5 weeks with loved ones, on the beautiful coast of the Andaman Sea it is time for us to depart. I began this day listening to the sounds around me and throughout this day I've been hearing sounds within me.
Sometimes a sigh can hold the depths of dissonance and harmony, discord & peace, in a single sound. What is the sound of a shadow descending? What is the sound of hearts parting? What is the sound of memories moving to love? Yes life goes on. Robert Frost said "I have miles to go before I sleep." Good to feel the feelings, express them as able, and hold dear to the moment.
When practicing guitar today, was there an added depth of emotion to my playing or merely the emotion so close to the surface that I felt it made the playing better? I do not know. Life is change. I am ever so grateful for this life.