Tag Archives: music

The Music of Love

Music and love go hand in hand. My first love, Jolie, was a musician. When we met, it was impressed upon me that she could perform the amazing feat of hearing Delta Goodrem songs on the radio then reproducing them on piano. Jolie could also play “Für Elise”. Back when I was 13, this was […]

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Matisse's "Jeune Femme à l'Ombrelle". I believe the style is known as 'pointilism'.

On Love as an Artform

For a while, I didn’t get art. It boggled me. You see, I am a person who expresses themselves most fragrantly in spoken words, slightly less so written ones, aptly through music, decently through dance, poorly through cooking, and, Pictionary successes notwithstanding, abysmally through visual art. So when it came to art I wondered what […]

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Love and Symbiosis

The other night I saw Béla Fleck perform on the banjo. Having begun learning the instrument when 15, this musician is now 52, and magnificent. What most impressed me as I watched this man play his instrument was the natural ease with which the instrument and he collaboratively existed. While, in music, a fatal separation […]

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Book 1: “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”, Pirsig

Pirsig’s “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance” is an extraordinary book. It is filled with sources of pleasure: the beautiful elegance of the prose, the startling contemporary insights delivered offhand by the narrator, and the challengingly divergent worldview proposed by the book’s meta-narrative. The book is written in first-person, and the narrator details the […]

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