Tuesday, December 12, 2006
driving back to the office this afternoon, making familiar trails along a favorite road, i have the radio
turned up just enough that it takes all my focus. i can't think of anything other than the music. on comes stone roses
, and i'm singing along with waterfall
...she'll carry on through it all
she's a waterfall
and i'm driving, and singing, and outside my own head, and in the moment.
and as i'm singing, i think of a comment from a show i listened to this weekend: 'sound is touch, from a distance.'
they talked about how music resonates for us, and more than that, how there are some universal melodies in our speech: how we speak, particularly to children, in tones that communicate love, reassurance, remonstrance, and praise. four universal melodies.
i drive along, singing and humming, outside myself for a while, reassured by the melodies and words that i hear, and consider that sound is touch, from a distance.
11:34 PM ...
Sunday, December 10, 2006
some seasonal visuals:
check out kenneth's gallery of snowflake images
. amazingly beautiful.
12:39 AM ...